rectus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin phrase "(musculus) rectus", or "a straight (muscle)".

Rectus therefore means straight in Latin.

Noun[edit]

rectus (plural recti)

  1. (anatomy) Any of several straight muscles in various parts of the body, as of the abdomen, thigh, eye etc.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perfect passive participle of regō (rule). Corresponds to Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós (having moved in a straight line), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ- (to straighten, direct).

Participle[edit]

rēctus m (feminine rēcta, neuter rēctum); first/second declension

  1. ruled, having been ruled, governed, having been governed
  2. guided, having been guided, steered, having been steered
  3. straight
  4. right
  5. proper, honest

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative rēctus rēcta rēctum rēctī rēctae rēcta
genitive rēctī rēctae rēctī rēctōrum rēctārum rēctōrum
dative rēctō rēctae rēctō rēctīs rēctīs rēctīs
accusative rēctum rēctam rēctum rēctōs rēctās rēcta
ablative rēctō rēctā rēctō rēctīs rēctīs rēctīs
vocative rēcte rēcta rēctum rēctī rēctae rēcta

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