Origin of abecedary
1570–80; < Late Latin abecedārius (a + be + ce + d(e) + -ārius -ary)
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Related Words for abecedarylecturer, supervisor, scholar, assistant, professor, tutor, coach, educator, instructor, schoolteacher, trainer, adviser, preceptor, pundit, mentor, pedagogue, teach, disciplinarian, guide, abecedary
Word Origin and History for abecedary
"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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