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What are each of your fingers called?

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
What are each of your fingers called?

Do you not remember what each of your fingers are called? Many times to name them we use their size (little finger, big finger), their position on the hand (middle finger) or their function (ring finger). If you want to know what the proper names for your fingers really are, you just have to read this article which is illustrated with photos.

At OneHowTo, we also explain meaning of some gestures which we make with our hands that you are sure to find interesting.

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THUMB: It is the first digit on your hand. It is opposed to the other four fingers and can touch them perfectly. This digit can manipulate large objects by pushing against the palm of the hand, and medium or small objects with the help of one or more fingers.

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INDEX FINGER: This is your second finger and lies between the thumb and middle fingers. It is the most expressive finger as it serves to point out things, to show something negative, to click the mouse and emphasize orders and instructions.

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Middle finger: This is your third and longest finger. It lies between the index and ring fingers. In many cultures, raising this finger with the rest of the hand in a fist is considered an insult to the person you are looking at. (see article: hand gestures in different countries)

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RING FINGER: This is the fourth finger and is located between the middle finger and the little finger. Its name comes from ancient Greece where it was believed that you had a vein that connected this finger directly to the heart, so lovers chose to put a ring on this finger as a token of love.

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LITTLE FINGER: This is the fifth and smallest finger and it is located just outside the ring finger. It is the smallest of all your fingers and has no specific function.

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This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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