English edit

Etymology edit

Ellipsis of Homo erectus.; from Latin erectus (upright).

Noun edit

erectus (uncountable)

  1. Homo erectus

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Perfect passive participle of ērigō (raise, erect).

Pronunciation edit

Participle edit

ērēctus (feminine ērēcta, neuter ērēctum, comparative ērēctior); first/second-declension participle

  1. erected, made upright, raised, having been set up
  2. built, having been constructed
  3. aroused, excited, having been aroused
  4. encouraged, cheered, having been encouraged
  5. elevated, lofty, noble
  6. haughty, proud
  7. alert, attentive, intent, confident
    Synonyms: attentus, intentus, intēnsus, cautus
  8. animated, encouraged, resolute
  9. (New Latin) Used in taxonomic names as a specific epithet for any plant or animal that stands erect.

Declension edit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative ērēctus ērēcta ērēctum ērēctī ērēctae ērēcta
Genitive ērēctī ērēctae ērēctī ērēctōrum ērēctārum ērēctōrum
Dative ērēctō ērēctō ērēctīs
Accusative ērēctum ērēctam ērēctum ērēctōs ērēctās ērēcta
Ablative ērēctō ērēctā ērēctō ērēctīs
Vocative ērēcte ērēcta ērēctum ērēctī ērēctae ērēcta

Derived terms edit

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Descendants edit

  • Catalan: erecte
  • English: erect
  • Friulian: eret, ert
  • Italian: eretto, erto
  • Ladin: ert
  • Portuguese: ereto
  • Romanian: erect
  • Spanish: erecto, yerto
  • Venetian: erto

References edit

  • erectus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • erectus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • erectus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to show a brisk and cheerful spirit: alacri et erecto animo esse