Thursday, March 11, 2004

Today's Word

lection (LEK-shuhn) noun
[From Latin lection- (reading), stem of lectio, from lectus, past participle of legere (to read, choose, collect), ultimately from Indo-European root leg-. Other words derived from the same root are lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, select.]

  1. A version of a text in a particular copy or edition.
  2. A portion of sacred literature to be read in a divine service. Also known as pericope.
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