lector

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Borrowed from Latin lēctor, from legō (I read).

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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]

Borrowed from Latin lēctor, lēctōrem.

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

  1. reading

Noun[edit]

lector m (plural lectora)

  1. reader

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Latin[edit]

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From legō +‎ -tor.

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lēctor m (genitive lēctōris); third declension

  1. a reader (person who reads to someone)

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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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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lēctor, lēctōrem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leɡˈtoɾ/, [leɣˈt̪oɾ]

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, feminine plural lectoras)|lectores

  1. reader

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