sermon

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See also: Sermon and sermón

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sermoun, from Anglo-Norman sermun and/or Old French sermon, from Latin sermō.

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Noun[edit]

sermon (plural sermons)

  1. Religious discourse; a written or spoken address on a religious or moral matter.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
  2. A lengthy speech of reproval.

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Verb[edit]

sermon (third-person singular simple present sermons, present participle sermoning, simple past and past participle sermoned)

  1. (poetic, obsolete) To discourse to or of, as in a sermon.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
  2. (poetic, obsolete) To tutor; to lecture.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sermon in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sermō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sermon m (plural sermons)

  1. sermon (religious speech)
  2. sermon (lengthy reproval)

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman sermun.

Noun[edit]

sermon

  1. Alternative form of sermoun

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French sermoner.

Verb[edit]

sermon

  1. Alternative form of sermonen

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sermō.

Noun[edit]

sermon m (oblique plural sermons, nominative singular sermons, nominative plural sermon)

  1. sermon (religious)

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