Origin of propaedeuticfrom Classical Greek propaideuein, to teach beforehand from pro-, before + paideuein, to instruct from pais (gen. paidos), child: see pedo-
- an elementary or introductory subject or study
- [pl., with sing. v.] the basic principles and rules preliminary to the study of some art or science
Origin of propaedeuticFrom Greek propaideuein to teach beforehand pro- before ; see pro- 2. paideuein to teach ( from pais paid- child ; see pedo- 2. )
(comparative more propaedeutic, superlative most propaedeutic)
From Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Ï€Î±Î¹Î´ÎµÏÏ‰ (propaideuÅ, “to give preparatory instruction"), from Ï€ÏÏŒ (pro, “before") + Ï€Î±Î¹Î´ÎµÏÏ‰ (paideuÅ, “to teach").