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Encyclopedia > Little finger
Little finger
Latin digitus minimus
manus, digitus
quintus, digitus V
Artery ulnar artery
Nerve ulnar nerve
Lymph supratrochlear
Dorlands/Elsevier d_18/12296668

Thumb  • Index  • Middle  • Ring  • Little For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Artery (disambiguation). ... The ulnar artery is the main blood vessel, with oxygenated blood, of the medial aspect of the forearm. ... For other uses, see Nerve (disambiguation). ... In human anatomy, the ulnar nerve is a nerve which runs from the shoulder to the hand, at one part running near the ulna bone. ... In mammals including humans, the lymphatic vessels (or lymphatics) are a network of thin tubes that branch, like blood vessels, into tissues throughout the body. ... One or two supratrochlear lymph nodes are placed above the medial epicondyle of the humerus, medial to the basilic vein. ... Elseviers logo. ... For the network protocol, see finger protocol. ... Human hand, SVG, editable. ... For other uses, see Thumb (disambiguation). ... The second digit of a human hand is also referred to as the index finger, pointer finger, forefinger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, or digitus II. It is located between the first and third digits - that is, between the thumb and the middle finger. ... This article is about the vulgar gesture. ... The ring finger is the fourth digit of the human hand, and the second most ulnar finger, located between the middle finger and the little finger. ...

The little finger, often called the pinky in American English and pinkie in Scottish English (from the Dutch word pink, meaning little finger), is the most ulnar and usually smallest finger of the human hand, opposite the thumb, next to the ring finger. It is also called the anti-thumb, the fifth finger, the baby finger, or the fourth finger colloquially. For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... Scottish English is usually taken to mean the standard form of the English language used in Scotland, often termed Scottish Standard English[1][2]. It is the language normally used in formal, non-fiction written texts in Scotland. ... In sciences dealing with the anatomy of animals, precise anatomical terms of location are necessary for a variety of reasons. ... For other uses, see Finger (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Thumb (disambiguation). ... The ring finger is the fourth digit of the human hand, and the second most ulnar finger, located between the middle finger and the little finger. ...



There are four muscles that control the little finger, three of which comprise a group called the hypothenar eminence : Hypothenar refers to a group of three muscles of the palm that control the motion of the little finger. ...

The Opponens digiti minimi muscle is a muscle of the human body. ... For the muscle of the foot, see Abductor digiti quinti muscle (foot) The Abductor digiti quinti (Abductor minimi digiti) is situated on the ulnar border of the palm of the hand. ... In anatomy and physiology, adduction is the moving of limbs towards the midline of the body. ... The Palmar interossei muscles is a muscle of the human body. ... For the muscle of the foot, see Flexor digiti quinti brevis muscle (foot) The flexor digiti minimi brevis is a muscle in the hand that flexes the little finger. ... The Extensor digiti minimi muscle is a muscle of the human body. ...

Cultural significance


A pinky swear or pinky promise is made when a person wraps one of their pinky fingers around the other person's pinky and makes a promise. Traditionally, it's considered binding, and the idea was originally that the person who breaks the promise must cut off his pinky finger. In a similar vein, among members of the Japanese yakuza (gangsters), the penalty for various offenses is removal of parts of the little finger (known as yubitsume). To pinky swear (in some regions referred to as the pinky promise) is when two people entwine their pinky fingers—and then kiss the back of their hands most commonly of the same respective hands—to signify that a promise has been made. ... For other uses, see Yakuza (disambiguation). ... Yubitsume is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology to another. ...

Also in Japan, holding up a pinky while speaking of two people signifies that they are in a relationship. This pinky substitution is considered vulgar and old-fashioned, however, in some anime scenes is intentionally used to enhance its silliness. Animé redirects here. ...

In China, if one holds up a little finger at another, it is usually considered vulgar, just as holding up a middle finger in the United States and other countries is generally regarded as offensive. This article is about the gesture. ...

In Scotland, displaying your pinky towards someone else is considered vulgar. This article is about the country. ...

In India, holding up the little finger is also a signal of "katti" or a broken friendship, a sign that someone is angry, or a playful suggestion that the person flashing the pinky is not going to speak to you.

In India, holding up the pinky is a signal that the person has to urinate.

Similarly, in Indonesia, when a man points his pinky finger downward it is a signal that he needs to urinate.

In Turkey, it's tradition to link pinky fingers when two people are making a bet.

In Judaism, it is customary to extend one's arm and pinky finger to the Torah as it is lifted following its reading in the Synagogue. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Template:Jews and Jewdaism Template:The Holy Book Named TorRah The Torah () is the most valuable Holy Doctrine within Judaism,(and for muslims) revered as the first relenting Word of Ulllah, traditionally thought to have been revealed to Blessed Moosah, An Apostle of Ulllah. ... The synagogue Scolanova Trani in Italy. ...

In Israel, if one hands out his or her hand to another, with only the pinky lifted, it is a sign of reconciliation.

In Russia, when two people are French-kissing, it is customary to often link pinky fingers together. For other uses, see French kiss (disambiguation). ...

In Belgium people hold up their pinky to order a beer.

In some Western cultures, the wriggling or bending of the little finger indicates a small penis, an insult to the person whom it is directed to.

In the United States, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority hold up their pinky as an identifiying gesture with others. Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΆΚΆ) is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women. ...

While drinking tea it is a sign of etiquette to hold up one's pinky.


The Iron Ring is a symbolic ring worn by most Canadian engineers. The Ring is a symbol of both pride and humility for the engineering profession, and is always worn on the little finger of the dominant hand. Iron Ring, stainless steel version, circa 2004. ... Engineering is the discipline and profession of applying scientific knowledge and utilizing natural laws and physical resources in order to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that realize a desired objective and meet specified criteria. ...

In the United States the Engineer's Ring is a stainless steel ring worn on the fifth finger of the working hand by engineers that belong to the Order of the Engineerand have accepted the Obligation of an Engineer. The Engineers Ring The Engineers Ring is a ring worn by members of the Order of the Engineer. ...

Signet rings are often worn on the little finger.


In the Balkans, a solitary long fingernail on the pinky finger of a man signifies that he is single. In Bulgaria, a long fingernail on the pinky finger is considered "fashion" by working-class men. Balkan redirects here. ...

The nail on this finger is also sometimes grown by recreational drug users to scoop powders for insufflation. Insufflation (Latin insufflatio blowing on or into) is the practice of inhaling substances into a body cavity. ...


See also

The fifth metacarpal bone (metacarpal bone of the little finger) presents on its base one facet on its superior surface, which is concavo-convex and articulates with the hamate, and one on its radial side, which articulates with the fourth metacarpal. ...

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