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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: 'singer', from canere; CHANT1

cantor

noun
     
Related topics: Music, Christianity, Judaism
can‧tor [countable]
1RRJ a man who leads the prayers and songs in a Jewish religious service
2RRCAPM the leader of a group of singers in a church

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