recta

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

recta

  1. plural of rectum[1]
    • 1983: John Oliver Killens, And Then We Heard the Thunder, p321
      They were scared deep in their recta, but they leaped out of the foxhole and ran to the rescue, but by the time they got there Bucket-head had already stopped one of the enemy and the rest of them headed back upstream.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Eleventh Edition)

Anagrams[edit]


Asturian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recta

  1. feminine singular of rectu

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recta

  1. feminine singular of recte

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the feminine ablative singular of rēctus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

rēctā (not comparable)

  1. directly, straightforward

Etymology 2[edit]

See rēctus.

Pronunciation 1[edit]

Participle[edit]

rēcta

  1. inflection of rēctus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

Pronunciation 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

rēctā

  1. ablative feminine singular of rēctus

References[edit]

  • recta”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • recta”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • recta in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)

Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recta

  1. feminine singular of recto

Noun[edit]

recta f (plural rectas)

  1. Superseded spelling of reta. (Superseded in Brazil by the 1943 spelling reform and by the Portuguese Language Orthographic Agreement of 1990 elsewhere. Still used in countries where the agreement hasn’t come into effect and as an alternative spelling in Portugal.)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

recta f (plural rectas)

  1. straight line
  2. straight

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

recta

  1. feminine singular of recto

Further reading[edit]