AskDefine | Define dexter

Dictionary Definition

dexter adj : on or starting from the wearer's left

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English

Etymology

From dexter < < (Pokorny, Watkins, 1969; et al.)

Adjective

dexter
  1. right
  2. The right side of a shield from the wearer's standpoint, and the left side to the viewer.

Latin

Etymology

Cognates include Ancient Greek sc=polytonic and Sanskrit दक्षिण.

Adjective

dexter, or , or ; first/second declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

  • English: ,
  • French: ,
  • Ido:
  • Italian: ,
  • Portuguese:
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  • Spanish: ,

Extensive Definition

Dexter may refer to any of the following:

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See also

  • Dextre - the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator, a component of the International Space Station.
dexter in Catalan: Dexter
dexter in German: Dexter
dexter in French: Dexter
dexter in Ido: Dexter
dexter in Dutch: Dexter
dexter in Japanese: デクスター
dexter in Norwegian: Dexter
dexter in Polish: Dexter
dexter in Portuguese: Dexter
dexter in Swedish: Dexter
dexter in Volapük: Dexter

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