A teacher or instructor of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young.
Other Word Forms of Pedagogue
Origin of Pedagogue
Middle English pedagoge from Old French from Latin paedagōgus slave who supervised children and took them to and from school from Greek paidagōgos paido- boy pedo–1 agōgos leader (from agein to lead ag- in Indo-European roots)
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").
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