15th century partial re-Latinization of early 14th century Middle English lettorne, lettron, from Old French leitrun, from Medieval Latin lectrinum, from Late Latin lectrum, from lectus (from whence also lecture), form of Latin legō ("I read"). Noun

lectern (plural lecterns)

  1. A stand with a slanted top used to support a bible from which passages are read during a church service.
  2. A similar stand to support a lecturer's notes.
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