Is there a good Latin word for a digit or figure? I might want to say that the sum of the digits of 43 is 7 or that an actor was paid a six-figure salary for a movie. It occurred to me that I don't know any suitable word for this in Latin. (In Finnish the corresponding word would be "numero", whereas a number would be "luku".)
The Arabic numbers were introduced to Latin too late for there to be much hope to have a suitable word in classical Latin. The concept of a digit is less meaningfull for numbers like LXXVII (that would be a disappointing six-figure salary!), but perhaps there might be a word for a single symbol in a number. I pose no era restrictions; I would like to have a word for modern uses like my examples above.
The obvious suspect digitus seems to be inappropriate, at least in classical Latin. This word might require other words to disambiguate from fingers and toes.