noun, plural a·be·ce·da·ries.
lecturer, supervisor, scholar, assistant, professor, tutor, coach, educator, instructor, schoolteacher, trainer, adviser, preceptor, pundit, mentor, pedagogue, teach, disciplinarian, guide
- abe lincoln in illinois,
- abel, i. w.
Origin of abecedary
1570–80; < Late Latin abecedārius (a + be + ce + d(e) + -ārius -ary)
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"primer, alphabet table," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin abecedarium "an ABC book," neuter of adjective abecedarius, used as a noun, from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet. Abecedarian (adj.) is attested from 1660s.
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