Origin of sinistrorseModern Latin sinistrorsus from L, contr. of sinistrovorsus from sinister, to the left (see sinister) + versus, vorsus (see verse)
Origin of sinistrorseLatin sinistrōrsus turned toward the left contraction of sinistrōversus sinistrō toward the left from ablative of sinister left versus past participle of vertere to turn ; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more sinistrorse, superlative most sinistrorse)
- Turning to the left (of the observer) in the ascending line.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.