See also: tecum

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɛk.təm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

tectum (plural tecta)

  1. (neuroanatomy) The dorsal portion of the midbrain of vertebrates; in mammals, containing the superior colliculus and inferior colliculus
  2. The interconnected outer surface of a spore.

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ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tēctum n (genitive tēctī); second declension

  1. roof
  2. ceiling
  3. canopy

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

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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ReferencesEdit

  • tectum in Charlton T. Lewis and 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 with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to enter the house: tectum subire