lection

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French lection, from Latin lēctiōnem, form of lēctiō, from legō (I read, I gather).

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Noun[edit]

lection (plural lections)

  1. (obsolete) The act of reading.
  2. (ecclesiastical) A reading of a religious text; a lesson to be read in church etc.
    • 1885, This man [...] came to dwell in our city, and here founded this holy house, and he hath edified us by his litanies and his lections of the Koran — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Night 13

Synonyms[edit]

  • (a religious reading): lesson

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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lection (plural lectiones)

  1. lesson

Old French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lection f (oblique plural lections, nominative singular lection, nominative plural lections)

  1. election; choice
  2. reading (act, process of reading)

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