A teacher who makes you stand when he enters the room, who adheres rigidly to every rule whether it makes sense or not, and who gives you detention every time you get a wrong answer is an example of a pedagogue.
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Origin of pedagogue
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French pedagogue, from Latin paedagogus, from Ancient Greek παιδαγωγέω (paidagōgeō), παιδαγωγός (paidagogos), from παιδός (paidos, “child") (genitive of παῖς (pais)) + ἀγωγός (agogos, “guide"), άγω (ágō, “lead").