Lectern Synonym: reading desk

Lectern Sentence: To get rid of his tendency of moving his hands while speaking he held the lectern during his entire speech.

 

 

Under The Lens: Lectern Etymology

Lectern comes from the Latin root legere (to read). The commonly used word lecture also comes from the same root. Other English words from this root are legible which means ‘capable of being read’ and illegible which of course means ‘impossible or hard to read’. The handwriting of doctors is often described as illegible.

 

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