rectum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin rectum, clipping of Latin rectum intestinum (literally the straight intestine), rectum, neuter of rectus (straight). See right.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛktəm/
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Noun[edit]

rectum (plural recta or rectums)

  1. (anatomy) The terminal part of the large intestine through which feces pass after exiting the colon, but before leaving the body through the anus.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin rectum (intestīnum) (straight intestine).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rectum m (plural rectums)

  1. (anatomy) rectum

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

rēctum n (genitive rēctī); second declension

  1. good, uprightness, rectitude, virtue
    Synonyms: bonum, virtūs
    Antonyms: vitium, culpa, malum, iniūria, noxa, crīmen, peccātum, dēlictum, error

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative rēctum rēcta
Genitive rēctī rēctōrum
Dative rēctō rēctīs
Accusative rēctum rēcta
Ablative rēctō rēctīs
Vocative rēctum rēcta

Verb[edit]

rēctum

  1. accusative supine of regō

Participle[edit]

rēctum

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

References[edit]

  • rectum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • rectum 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)
  • rectum in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2023) Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
  • rectum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • (ambiguous) in a straight line: recta (regione, via); in directum
    • (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