Cantor meaning

kăntər
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The person who leads a church choir or congregation in singing; a precentor.
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The Jewish religious official who leads the musical part of a service.
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A church choir leader; precentor.
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(person) 1845-1918; Ger. mathematician, born in Russia.
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Singer, especially someone who takes a special role of singing or song leading at a ceremony.

The cantor's place in church is on the right of the choir.

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A singer of liturgical solos in a synagogue, who leads the congregation in prayer; hazan.
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Origin of cantor

  • Latin singer from canere to sing kan- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cantor, agent noun from perfect passive participle cantus, from verb canere (“to sing”), + agent suffix -or.

    From Wiktionary