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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] dexter < Proto-Indo-European *deks(i)-tero- < Proto-Indo-European *deks- (right) (Pokorny, Watkins, 1969; et al.)

Adjective

dexter

  1. right (as opposed to left)
  2. (heraldry) The right side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the left side to the viewer.

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *deḱs-. Cognates include Ancient Greek δεξιός (dexios) and Sanskrit दक्षिण (dákṣiṇa).

Adjective

dexter, [[dextra#Template:lang:la|dextra]] or [[dextera#Template:lang:la|dextera]], [[dextrum#Template:lang:la|dextrum]] or [[dexterum#Template:lang:la|dexterum]]; first/second declension

  1. right
  2. skillful
  3. fortunate, favorable
  4. proper, fitting
  5. masculine vocative singular of dexter#Latin

Inflection

First and second declensions (1&2).

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender M. F. N. MM. FF. NN.
nominative dexter dextera dexterum dexterī dexterae dextera
genitive dexterī dexterae dexterī dexterōrum dexterārum dexterōrum
dative dexterō dexterae dexterō dexterīs dexterīs dexterīs
accusative dexterum dexteram dexterum dexterōs dexterās dextera
ablative dexterō dexterā dexterō dexterīs dexterīs dexterīs
vocative dexter dextera dexterum dexterī dexterae dextera

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