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EtymologyEdit

From Latin recte (rightly, correctly)

AdverbEdit

recte (not comparable)

  1. Used parenthetically in a verbatim quotation to correct an error in the source (compare sic, which notes an error without correcting it)
    • 1924 December 31, Robert Dunlop and Geo. O'Brien, "An Unpublished Survey of the Plantation of Munster in 1622", The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Sixth Series, Vol. 14, No. 2 p.132:
      The Seignory of Castleton, containing 200 (sic, query recte 12,000) acres
    • 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')

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

AdjectiveEdit

recte (feminine recta, masculine and feminine plural rectes)

  1. straight

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin rectum.

NounEdit

recte m (plural rectes)

  1. (anatomy) rectum

LatinEdit

AdverbEdit

rēctē

  1. rightly, correctly

ParticipleEdit

rēcte

  1. vocative masculine singular of rēctus

ReferencesEdit

  • recte in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • recte in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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