English edit

Etymology edit

From Latin recte (rightly, correctly).

Adverb edit

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 O'Brien, "An Unpublished Survey of the Plantation of Munster in 1622", The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Sixth Series, Vol. 14, No. 2 p.132: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
    • 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')

Further reading edit

  • Victor Mair, Recte!, Language Log, February 23, 2022

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

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

Adjective edit

recte (feminine recta, masculine and feminine plural rectes)

  1. straight (not crooked or bent)
    Synonym: dret
    Antonym: corb

Adverb edit


  1. straight

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Latin rēctum.

Noun edit

recte m (plural rectes)

  1. (anatomy) rectum
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Latin edit

Etymology edit

From rectus (guided, kept straight) +‎ -e (-ly: forming adverbs), from regere (to guide, to keep straight).

Adverb edit

rēctē (comparative rēctius, superlative rēctissimē)

  1. in an upright position, vertically
  2. without error, accurately, correctly
    Antonyms: falso, perperam
  3. in accordance with truth or fact, rightly
  4. according to the rules, correctly
  5. with moral rectitude, rightly
  6. with good reason, justifiably
  7. properly, thoroughly, well

Participle edit


  1. vocative masculine singular of rēctus

References edit

  • Oxford Latin Dictionary
  • 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

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin recte.

Adverb edit


  1. recte