recht

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See also: Recht

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German recht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

recht

  1. (colloquial) correct, suitable
    Tobě taky nic není recht.Nothing suits you. (You are hard to please.)

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • recht in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • recht in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /rɛxt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: recht
  • Rhymes: -ɛxt

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch recht, from Old Dutch reht, from Proto-West Germanic *reht, from Proto-Germanic *rehtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós.

Adjective[edit]

recht (comparative rechter, superlative rechtst)

  1. right (direction)
  2. straight
    Antonym: krom
    in een rechte lijn
    in a straight line
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of recht
uninflected recht
inflected rechte
comparative rechter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial recht rechter het rechtst
het rechtste
indefinite m./f. sing. rechte rechtere rechtste
n. sing. recht rechter rechtste
plural rechte rechtere rechtste
definite rechte rechtere rechtste
partitive rechts rechters
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: rekti
  • Jersey Dutch: rääxt
  • Negerhollands: recht, rek, ret, tret, regt
    • Virgin Islands Creole: tret (dated)
  • Papiamentu: rècht
  • Saramaccan: leti

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch recht, from Old Dutch reht, from Proto-West Germanic *rehta, from Proto-Germanic *rehtą, a substantive derivation of the adjective.

Noun[edit]

recht n (plural rechten, diminutive rechtje n)

  1. a right, competence, authority, privilege
    Je hebt het recht niet om dat te doen!
    You don't have the right to do that!
  2. justice
    Noemt u dit recht? Ik noem dit onrecht.
    Do you call this justice? I call this injustice.
    Deze kale vloer doet het huis geen recht aan.
    This boring floor doesn't do the house any justice.
  3. jurisprudence, the law
    Het recht omtrent cybercriminaliteit is momenteel nog erg onduidelijk.
    Jurisprudence concerning cybercrime is currently still very unclear.
    Het recht heeft beslist.
    The law has decided.
  4. a formal fee, custom, duty to be paid.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

recht

  1. inflection of rechten:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rëht, from Old High German reht, from Proto-West Germanic *reht (right, straight).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Germany) IPA(key): /ʁɛçt/, [ʁɛçtʰ]
  • (Austria, Switzerland) IPA(key): /rɛçt/, [rɛçtʰ]
  • Rhymes: -ɛçt
  • (file)
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

recht (strong nominative masculine singular rechter, comparative rechter, superlative am rechtesten or (very rare) am rechtsten)

  1. right (direction)
  2. proper, correct
  3. true, real
  4. just, lawful

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

recht

  1. very, quite, rather, pretty, fairly
    Es ist recht warm heute Abend.It's quite warm tonight.
    recht kleinsmallish
  2. well, right
    ganz rechtthat's right
  3. exactly

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • recht” in Duden online
  • recht” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rëht, from Old High German reht. Compare German recht, Dutch recht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recht (comparative rechter, superlative rechtest)

  1. right

Further reading[edit]

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch reht, from Proto-West Germanic *reht.

Adjective[edit]

recht

  1. straight, not bent
  2. upright
  3. right, exact
  4. righteous
  5. lawful, rightful
  6. true
Inflection[edit]
Adjective
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative Indefinite recht rechte recht rechte
Definite rechte rechte
Accusative Indefinite rechten rechte recht rechte
Definite rechte
Genitive rechts rechter rechts rechter
Dative rechten rechter rechten rechten
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch reht, from Proto-West Germanic *reht, a substantive derivation of the adjective.

Noun[edit]

recht n

  1. law, right, duty
  2. righteousness, justness
  3. justice, jurisprudence, law
  4. jurisdiction
  5. right, what one is entitled to by law
  6. truth
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Middle Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derivative of Old Irish recht (law, lawfulness)

Noun[edit]

recht

  1. law-abiding person, person of legal status

Mutation[edit]

Middle Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
recht unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *rextus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵ-tus. Cognate with Welsh rhaith (a right, entitlement) (from Proto-Brythonic *rreiθ (rule, law)) and indirectly German Recht (law) (from Proto-Germanic *rehtą (a right, privilege)).

Noun[edit]

recht m (genitive rechto or rechta, nominative plural rechtae)

  1. law

For quotations using this term, see Citations:recht.

Inflection[edit]
Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative recht, rect rechtL, rect rechtaeH, recte
Vocative recht, rect rechtL, rect rechtu
Accusative rechtN, rect rechtL, rect rechtu
Genitive rechtoH, rect(t)oH, rec(h)ta rechtoL, rect(t)oL, rec(h)ta rechtaeN
Dative rechtL, rect rechtaib rechtaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly related to Proto-Germanic *rōkijaną (to care for, worry about). If so, ultimately cognate to Etymology 1 above.[1]

Noun[edit]

recht m

  1. paroxysm, outburst (of anger, passion, etc.)
Inflection[edit]
Masculine u-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative recht rechtL rechtaeH
Vocative recht rechtL rechtu
Accusative rechtN rechtL rechtu
Genitive rechtoH, rechtaH rechtoL, rechtaL rechtaeN
Dative rechtL rechtaib rechtaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Derived terms[edit]
  • rechtmar (passionate, furious, adjective)
Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
recht
also rrecht after a proclitic
recht
pronounced with /r(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “recht”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN

Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German rëht, from Old High German reht. Compare German recht, Dutch recht.

Adjective[edit]

recht

  1. right-hand

Silesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German recht.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈrɛxt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛxt
  • Syllabification: recht

Interjection[edit]

recht

  1. right!
    Mosz recht.You're right.

Further reading[edit]

  • Barbara Podgórska; Adam Podgóski (2008), “recht”, in Słownik gwar śląskich [A dictionary of Silesian lects], Katowice: Wydawnictwo KOS, →ISBN, page 244