arrect

adjective

ar·​rect
(ˈ)a¦rekt
1
: rigidly erect : lifted up : raised
a rabbit with ears arrect
2
: attentive, alert
God speaks … to the vigilant and arrectGeorge Smalridge

Word History

Etymology

Latin arrectus, past participle of arrigere to raise up, from ad- + -rigere (from regere to direct, guide)

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“Arrect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arrect. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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