dextre

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dextra or dextera; replaced the popular Old French form destre.

Adjective[edit]

dextre (masculine and feminine, plural dextres)

  1. adroit, dextrous
  2. (dated) right-handed
  3. (heraldry) dexter; right-hand side of the shield

Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]


Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French destre, with the x added back to reflect the original Latin spelling.

Adjective[edit]

dextre m, f (plural dextres)

  1. right; on the right-hand side

Synonyms[edit]

  • (on the right-hand side): droict

Synonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]