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abecedary

[ey-bee-see-duh-ree]
noun, plural abecedaries.
adjective

Origin:
1570–80; < Late Latin abecedārius (a + be + ce + d(e) + -ārius -ary)

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