What does Cantor mean?

Cantor meaning in General Dictionary

A singer esp the top of a chapel choir a precentor

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  • the musical director of a choir
  • the official of a synagogue whom conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos
  • A singer; esp. the best choice of a church choir; a precentor.

Cantor meaning in Names Dictionary

Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Male

Cantor meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "chapel song-leader," from Latin cantor "singer, poet, star," representative noun from previous participle stem of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Applied in English towards Hebrew chazan from 1893.

Sentence Examples with the word Cantor

Martin, Hultsch and Cantor took this Ctesibius to be a barber of that name who lived in the reign of Ptolemy Euergetes II.

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