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lesson (n.)

early 13c., "a reading aloud from the Bible," also "something to be learned by a student," from Old French leçon, from Latin lectionem (nominative lectio) "a reading," noun of action from past participle stem of legere "to read," from PIE root *leg- (1) "to collect, gather," with derivatives meaning "to speak (to 'pick out words')." Transferred sense of "an occurrence from which something can be learned" is from 1580s.

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Definitions of lesson

lesson (n.)
a unit of instruction;
he took driving lessons
lesson (n.)
punishment intended as a warning to others;
Synonyms: example / deterrent example / object lesson
lesson (n.)
the significance of a story or event;
Synonyms: moral
lesson (n.)
a task assigned for individual study;
he did the lesson for today
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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