collect etymology

English word collect comes from Latin oratio ad collectam

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Detailed word origin of collect

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oratio ad collectam Latin (lat)
collect English (eng) (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.