lector

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Borrowing from Latin lector, from legō (I read).

Noun[edit]

lector (plural lectors)

  1. A lay person who reads aloud certain religious texts in a church service.
  2. A public lecturer or reader at some universities.
  3. (historical, US, cigar industry) A person who reads aloud to workers to entertain them, appointed by a trade union.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lēctor, lēctōrem.

Adjective[edit]

lector (feminine lectora, masculine plural lectors, feminine plural lectores)

  1. reading

Noun[edit]

lector m (plural lectors)

  1. reader

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From legō +‎ -tor.

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Noun[edit]

lēctor m (genitive lēctōris); third declension

  1. A reader (person who reads to someone)

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative lēctor lēctōrēs
genitive lēctōris lēctōrum
dative lēctōrī lēctōribus
accusative lēctōrem lēctōrēs
ablative lēctōre lēctōribus
vocative lēctor lēctōrēs

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References[edit]

  • lector in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lector in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lector”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lector” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin lēctor, lēctōrem.

Adjective[edit]

lector (feminine singular lectora, masculine plural lectores, feminine plural lectoras)

  1. reading
  2. reading aloud to other people

Noun[edit]

lector m (plural lectores, feminine lectora)

  1. reader

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