recte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin recte ‎(rightly, correctly)

Adverb[edit]

recte

  1. Used parenthetically in a verbatim quotation to correct an error in the source (compare sic, which notes an error without correcting it)
    • 1972 T. P. O'Neill (ed.) Private Sessions of Second Dáil (Dublin) 26 August 1921
      ELECTION OF GRAND COUNCIL [ recte COMMITTEE ]
    • 1974 Edmund Colledge THE CAPGRAVE 'AUTOGRAPHS', Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol. 6, No. 3, p.142:
      Here is a list of errors not observed by the corrector.
      193: and (recte 'as')
      735: a quartere (add 'ȝеге')
      796: noblel (recte 'noble' or 'nobel')
      1527: him (recte 'hem')
      2455: holid (? recte 'helid')

Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from Latin rectus, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₃reǵtós ‎(straightened, right).

Adjective[edit]

recte m ‎(feminine recta, masculine and feminine plural rectes)

  1. straight

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Latin rectum.

Noun[edit]

recte m ‎(plural rectes)

  1. rectum

Latin[edit]

Adverb[edit]

rēctē

  1. rightly, correctly

Participle[edit]

rēcte

  1. vocative masculine singular of rēctus

References[edit]

  • recte in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • recte” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) you were right in...; you did right to..: recte, bene fecisti quod...
    • (ambiguous) a good conscience: conscientia recta, recte facti (factorum), virtutis, bene actae vitae, rectae voluntatis
    • (ambiguous) to congratulate oneself on one's clear conscience: conscientia recte factorum erigi
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: et recte (iure, merito)
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: et recte (iure) quidem
    • (ambiguous) quite rightly: recte, iure id quidem