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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from New Latin abecedārius, from Late Latin.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌeɪ.biˌsiˈdæɹ.i.əs/

NounEdit

abecedarius (plural abecedariuses or abecedarii)

  1. An acrostic poem in which the lines begin with the letters of the alphabet in sequence.[1]
    • 1995, Cathie Hilterbran Cooper, ABC Books and Activities, page 15:
      Michele Clise has adapted the Shaker abecedarius, changed a few words, and used black, white, and gray sketches for illustrations to create her alphabet .

ReferencesEdit

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

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the first four letters of Latin's alphabet, ā , + -arius.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

abecedārius (feminine abecedāria, neuter abecedārium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to the alphabetalphabetical, alphabetic.

DeclensionEdit

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative abecedārius abecedāria abecedārium abecedāriī abecedāriae abecedāria
Genitive abecedāriī abecedāriae abecedāriī abecedāriōrum abecedāriārum abecedāriōrum
Dative abecedāriō abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Accusative abecedārium abecedāriam abecedārium abecedāriōs abecedāriās abecedāria
Ablative abecedāriō abecedāriā abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Vocative abecedārie abecedāria abecedārium abecedāriī abecedāriae abecedāria

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • English: abecedarius
  • French: abécédaire
  • Romanian: abecedar

NounEdit

abecedārius m (genitive abecedāriī or abecedārī); second declension

  1. One who learns the ABCs.

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abecedārius abecedāriī
Genitive abecedāriī
abecedārī1
abecedāriōrum
Dative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Accusative abecedārium abecedāriōs
Ablative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Vocative abecedārie abecedāriī

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

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