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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.