Abecedary Definition

noun

(rare) The alphabet, written out in a teaching book, or carved on a wall; a primer; abecedarium. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]

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One that teaches or learns the alphabet or the fundamentals of any subject; abecedarian. [Late 16th century.]

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adjective

Referring to the alphabet; alphabetical; related to or resembling an abecedarius; abecedarian. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]

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Other Word Forms of Abecedary

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Singular:
abecedary
Plural:
abecedaries

Origin of Abecedary

  • From Middle English, abecedary, from Medieval Latin abecedarium (“alphabet, primer”), from Late Latin abecedarius (“of the alphabet”), formed from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet + -arius.

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  • The sense "primer, abecearium" is from Medieval Latin abecedarium (“alphabet, primer”).

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