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What are the names of the fingers in classical Latin?

The following, taken from a transcription of Smith & Hall's 'Copious & Critical Latin-English Dictionary', should give you everything that you need: Finger (subs.)-, digitus (also thumb or ...
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Where is the correct position to set right or left of muscle names for anatomical names?

Where is the correct position for the Latin words for left and right for a muscle or bone name and is there a general rule where to position this word? In modern (English) usage, the Latin for left ...
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How do I name the individual parts of the lumbricals muscle of the foot in latin?

Other muscles with several enumerated parts seem to use primus, secundus, tertius, ..., this is, the masculine nominative of ordinal numbers (masculine because musculus is masculine). This is ...
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Where is the correct position to set right or left of muscle names for anatomical names?

It seems usage of Latin name for muscles many times does not specify the side of the body in Latin. Instead, they use English (or other languages), e.g. "left/right latissimus dorsi" (e.g. left here). ...
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What are the names of the fingers in classical Latin?

The above answer is wonderful, but as a supplement Pomponius Porphyrion (2nd c. AD, or later), a commentator on Horatius (Horace), takes occasion in the following line of the Satires, Nomentanus ad ...
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