legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection
(Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out; to read, to recite])
Closely related to lexi-, -lexia, -lexic, -lexis (Greek: a word; a saying, a phrase; speaking).
2. A stand with a slanted top on which a book or lecture notes can be read and be in position in front of a standing speaker.
3. Etymology: from lettorne, lettron, from Old French leitrun, from Middle Latin lectrinum; Late Latin lectrum, "lectern"; from the root of Latin legere, "to read".
2. A book, or a list, of lections, for reading the scriptures in divine (church) services.
2. To reprimand by making a speech about how one should behave.
2. A public lecturer at certain universities.
2. A popular myth that has arisen in modern times.
3. Someone famous who is admired for a particular skill or talent.
2. Celebrated in fable or legend.
3. Some stories that are retold for generations as history but which are unlikely to be completely or even partially true.
2. Distinctness that makes perception of what is written easy to read.
2. Capable of being easily understood or recognized.
2. A large number of people or things.
3. An association of ex-servicemen and ex-service women.
4. Etymology: from Old French legion, "Roman legion" (3,000 to 6,000 men, under Marius usually with attached cavalry); from Latin legionem, legio, "body of soldiers"; from legere, "to choose, to gather"; also "to read".
2, Belonging to, associated with, or forming a legion.
Now legionnaire can refer to any large military force; including various veterans’ organizations that call themselves legions including the American Legion or The Royal British Legion.
In these modern times, a legion can mean a multitude or a significantly large number of people, things, etc.2. Etymology: from Latin legere, "to gather" and from the Indo-European root leg-, "to collect".
2. A seed, pod, or other part of a plant; such as, a pea or bean, used as food.
3. Etymology: "plant of the group of the pulse family", 1676, from French légume, from Latin legumen, of unknown origin. One suggestion ties it to Latin legere, "to gather", because they can be scooped by the handsful.