See also: pédant and Pedant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French pedant, pedante, from Italian pedante (a teacher, schoolmaster, pedant), associated with Italian pedagogo (teacher, pedagogue). Compare French pédant.

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: pĕdʹənt, IPA(key): /ˈpɛdənt/
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NounEdit

pedant (plural pedants)

  1. A person who emphasizes their knowledge through strict adherence to rules of vocabulary and grammar.
  2. A person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
  3. (archaic) A teacher or schoolmaster.

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AdjectiveEdit

pedant (not comparable)

  1. Pedantic.

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Pedant, from French pédant, from Italian pedante.

NounEdit

pedant m

  1. pedant (person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning)

DeclensionEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pedant (comparative pedanter, superlative pedantst)

  1. pedantic


Inflection of pedant
uninflected pedant
inflected pedante
comparative pedanter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial pedant pedanter het pedantst
het pedantste
indefinite m./f. sing. pedante pedantere pedantste
n. sing. pedant pedanter pedantste
plural pedante pedantere pedantste
definite pedante pedantere pedantste
partitive pedants pedanters

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pedant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pedō

Middle FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Italian pedante.

NounEdit

pedant m (plural pedants)

  1. teacher; tutor; educator
  2. pedant

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French pédant, from Italian pedante.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pedant m pers (feminine pedantka)

  1. neat freak, out-and-outer, pedant, prig, stickler
    Synonyms: porządniś, skrupulant, skrupulat

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Further readingEdit

  • pedant in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pedant in Polish dictionaries at PWN

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French Pedant.

AdjectiveEdit

pedant m or n (feminine singular pedantă, masculine plural pedanți, feminine and neuter plural pedante)

  1. pedantic

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Pedant, from French pédant, from Italian pedante, from Ancient Greek παιδεία (paideía).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pědant/; /pedânt/
  • Hyphenation: pe‧dant

NounEdit

pèdant, pedȁnt m (Cyrillic spelling пѐдант, педа̏нт)

  1. pedant (person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning)

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • pedant” in Hrvatski jezični portal