Other Word Forms of Pedant
Origin of Pedant
French pédant or Italian pedante (French) (from Italian) possibly from Vulgar Latin paedēns *paedent- present participle of *paedere to instruct probably from Greek paideuein from pais paid- child pedo–2
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle French pedant, pedante, from Italian pedante (“a teacher, schoolmaster, pedant”), of uncertain origin, traced by some sources to Latin paedagogans, present participle of paedagogare (= to teach, from Greek "paedagogein" = to instruct children). Confer French pédant.
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