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).

A reference to a lack of religious emotions, doctrines, or practices.
1. A tall slender table with a slanted top on which an open book can rest, used in churches and temples for reading scriptures to the congregation.
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".
The reading of a text in a particular edition or translation.
1. A schedule of readings from the Bible for christian church services during the course of the year, or a book containing such readings.
2. A book, or a list, of lections, for reading the scriptures in divine (church) services.
1. An educational speech on a particular subject made before an audience.
2. To reprimand by making a speech about how one should behave.
1. Someone who lectures, or speaks, professionally.
2. A public lecturer at certain universities.
1. A story that has been passed down for generations; especially, one that is presented as history but is unlikely to be true.
2. A popular myth that has arisen in modern times.
3. Someone famous who is admired for a particular skill or talent.
1. Celebrated because something has taken on the nature of a legend: "There are many legendary exploits about global travels."
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.
1. Writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read.
2. Distinctness that makes perception of what is written easy to read.
1. Clear enough to be read; readable.
2. Capable of being easily understood or recognized.
In a legible manner or in a manner that is readable (which may apply to the style of grammar and spelling as well as to the printing or handwriting of a text).
1. In ancient Rome, a Roman army division of 3 000 to 6 000 soldiers, including cavalry.
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".
1. A soldier who is a member of a legion; especially, the Roman legion or the French Foreign Legion.
2, Belonging to, associated with, or forming a legion.
legionnaire (s) (noun), legionnaires (pl)
1. A member of a legion or a group of soldiers or former soldiers: Historically legion was a unit of the Roman army of about 5000 soldiers.

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".
1. The seedpod of a leguminous plant; such as, peas, beans, or lentils.
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.

Related "word, words" units: etym-; lexico-; locu-; logo-; onomato-; -onym; verbo-.