recto

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin rēctō foliō (on the right leaf, on the right page), the ablative of the Latin rēctus (right). Confer versus (turned).

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Noun[edit]

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recto (plural rectos)

  1. The front side of a flat object which is to be examined visually, as for reading, such as a sheet or a leaf or a coin or a medal.
  2. Therefore, (printing) the right-hand page of a book of a script which reads from left to right, usually having an odd page number.
  3. (law) A writ of right.

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  • (front side of a flat object): front

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

rēctō

  1. dative masculine singular of rēctus
  2. dative neuter singular of rēctus
  3. ablative masculine singular of rēctus
  4. ablative neuter singular of rēctus

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recto m (feminine recta, plural rectos, feminine plural rectas; comparable)

  1. Obsolete form of reto.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rectus.

Adjective[edit]

recto m (feminine recta, masculine plural rectos, feminine plural rectas)

  1. straight (of a line, etc)
  2. honest, honorable, upright, righteous, just, fair
  3. literal (of a meaning)
  4. (geometry) right (of an angle, etc)
  5. (anatomy) rectal
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rectum.

Noun[edit]

recto m (plural rectos)

  1. (anatomy) rectum
  2. (anatomy) rectus

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