tectum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tēctum ‎(roof), from tegō ‎(I cover), cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος ‎(tégos, roof; any covered room of a house).

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tectum ‎(plural tecta)

  1. (anatomy) The dorsal portion of the midbrain, containing the superior colliculus and inferior colliculus
  2. The interconnected outer surface of a spore.

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References[edit]

  • Bear et al. Neuroscience, Exploring the Brain Co. 2001, Lippincot Williams and Wilkins
  • tectum at OneLook Dictionary Search

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tegō ‎(I cover), cognate with Ancient Greek τέγος ‎(tégos, roof; any covered room of a house).

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Noun[edit]

tēctum n ‎(genitive tēctī); second declension

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
  3. canopy

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tēctum tēcta
genitive tēctī tēctōrum
dative tēctō tēctīs
accusative tēctum tēcta
ablative tēctō tēctīs
vocative tēctum tēcta

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References[edit]

  • tectum in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • tectum in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • TECTUM in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enter the house: tectum subire