See also: Abecedarium

English edit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin abecedārium. Doublet of abecedary.

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.bi.siˈdɛəɹ.i.əm/

Noun edit

abecedarium (plural abecedaria)

  1. A book used to teach the alphabet; alphabet book; primer.[1]
  2. An inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order.

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References edit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], →ISBN), page 2

Latin edit

Etymology edit

Substantive from abecedārius (alphabetical).

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Noun edit

abecedārium n (genitive abecedāriī or abecedārī); second declension

  1. alphabet, ABCs
  2. accusative singular of abecedārium
  3. vocative singular of abecedārium

Declension edit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abecedārium abecedāria
Genitive abecedāriī
Dative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Accusative abecedārium abecedāria
Ablative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Vocative abecedārium abecedāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References edit

Professor Kidd, et al. Collins Gem Latin Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers (Glasgow: 2004). →ISBN. page 1.