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From dexter.


dextera (f)

  1. right hand
  2. pledge, contract
  3. metal model of a hand, a token of agreement


First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative dextera dexterae
genitive dexterae dexterārum
dative dexterae dexterīs
accusative dexteram dexterās
ablative dexterā dexterīs
vocative dextera dexterae




  1. nominative feminine singular of dexter
  2. nominative neuter plural of dexter
  3. accusative neuter plural of dexter
  4. vocative feminine singular of dexter
  5. vocative neuter plural of dexter


  1. ablative feminine singular of dexter


  • dextera in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • dextera in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “dextera”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • dextera in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) to give one's hand to some one: manum (dextram) alicui porrigere
    • (ambiguous) to give one's right hand to some one: dextram alicui porrigere, dare
    • (ambiguous) to shake hands with a person: dextram iungere cum aliquo, dextras inter se iungere