Wedding Finger

Macrobius says the thumb is too busy to be set apart, the forefinger and little finger are only half protected, the middle finger is called medicus, and is too opprobrioas for the purpose of honour, so the only finger left is the pronubus or wedding finger. (See Ring, Fingers.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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