abecedarius

noun abe·ce·dar·i·us \ -rēəs \

Definition of abecedarius

plural -es
: a poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (such as the 119th Psalm in Hebrew or Chaucer's A B C)

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Origin and Etymology of abecedarius

borrowed from Late Latin abecedārius “alphabetical”


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