abecedarian(redirected from Abecadarian)
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1. One who teaches or studies the alphabet.
2. A beginner; a novice.
1. Having to do with the alphabet.
2. Being arranged alphabetically.
3. Elementary or rudimentary.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin abecedārium, alphabet, from Late Latin abecedārius, alphabetical, from the names of the letters A B C D.]
a person who is learning the alphabet or the rudiments of a subject
[C17: from Late Latin abecedarius, from the letters a, b, c, d]
a•be•ce•dar•i•an(ˌeɪ bi siˈdɛər i ən)
1. a person learning the letters of the alphabet.
2. a beginner in any field.adj.
3. of or pertaining to the alphabet.
4. arranged in alphabetical order.
5. rudimentary; elementary.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin abecedāriānus= Late Latin abecedāri(us) (a + be + ce + d(e)) + Latin -ānus -an1]
a member of a 16th-century Anabaptist sect who refused to learn to read, arguing that the guidance of the Holy Spirit was sufficient for the understanding of the Bible.See also: Baptism
a teacher or learner of an alphabet.See also: Alphabet
A person who is learning the alphabet or the basic elements of a subject.
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|Noun||1.||abecedarian - a novice learning the rudiments of some subject|
|2.||Abecedarian - a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge|
|Adj.||1.||abecedarian - alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)|