Etymology 1 a. (context obsolete rare construed as a past participle English) (l en covered Covered); (l en hidden). Etymology 2
n. (context obsolete rare English) A (l en roof).
Usage examples of "tect".
But the reader who does not detect the seriousness under the lightness misreads Herrick.
At their center marched a hollow square of legionaries, old bulls pro tecting the women, children, and wounded within.