Pronounced: IG-nis FACH-oo-uhs, noun
Notes: I didn’t know this word, but I have heard other words that have the same thing
The word lection means
- a version of a text in a particular copy or edition
- a selection read in a religious service
The word came into English in the early 1300s
Background / Comments
The second definition has a synonym pericope (but that’s another word I don’t know). Our word comes from the Latin word lection (reading). This word came from lectus, which is the past participle of legere (to read; choose; collect).