Origin of lector
Related Words for lectorpreacher, lecturer, professor, instructor, rhetorician, lector, reciter, announcer, monologist, elocutionist, docent, speaker, reader, scholar, anthology, bookworm, primer, proofreader, editor, declaimer
Examples from the Web for lector
Historical Examples of lector
During the meal a lector read to them the Idyls of Theocritus.Quo Vadis
This may equally well have been Henry de Apeltre, the twelfth lector.
He was certainly a Minorite in 1422, when he matriculated at Erfurt as lector Minorum.
Already the voice of the lector was vibrating through the church.Sinister Street, vol. 1
The Count begged the Lector not to sit long with the busy Minister.Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
- a person appointed to read lessons at certain services
- (in convents or monastic establishments) a member of the community appointed to read aloud during meals
Word Origin for lector
late 14c., "reader, a cleric in one of the minor orders," from Late Latin lector "reader," agent noun from Latin legere "to read" (see lecture (n.)). Related: Lectorship.