MEANING: noun:
1. A version of a text in a particular copy or edition.
2. A selection read in a religious service. Also known as pericope.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin lection- (reading), from lectus, past participle of legere (to read, choose, collect). Ultimately from Indo-European root leg- (to collect) which also gave us lexicon, lesson, lecture, legible, legal, select, alexia, cull, ligneous, lignify, prolegomenon, subintelligitur, and syllogistic. Earliest documented use: 1300.

LE CATION - a positively-charged particle, as discussed in Chemistry class at the Sorbonne

LECTIRON - a speaker's platform made of metal

LECTIWON - Read all about my victory!