abecedary

noun
abe·​ce·​da·​ry | \ ˌā(ˌ)bēˈsēdərē \
plural -es

Definition of abecedary

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abecedary

adjective

Definition of abecedary (Entry 2 of 2)

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First Known Use of abecedary

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1580, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abecedary

Noun

Middle English abscedary, borrowed from Medieval Latin abecedārium “alphabet, primer,” derived from neuter of Late Latin abecedārius “alphabetical,” from the names of the letters a + b + c + d + Latin -ārius -ary entry 2

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“Abecedary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abecedary. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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