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abecedary

[ey-bee-see-duh-ree] /ˌeɪ biˈsi də ri/
noun, plural abecedaries.
adjective
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; < Late Latin abecedārius (a + be + ce + d(e) + -ārius -ary)
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n.

"primer, alphabet table," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin abecedarium "an ABC book," neuter of adjective abecedarius, used as a noun, from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet. Abecedarian (adj.) is attested from 1660s.

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