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1. A schoolteacher; an educator.
2. One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner.
[Middle English pedagoge, from Old French, from Latin paedagōgus, slave who supervised children and took them to and from school, from Greek paidagōgos : paido-, boy; see pedo-1 + agōgos, leader (from agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots).]
1. (Education) a teacher or educator
2. (Education) a pedantic or dogmatic teacher
[C14: from Latin paedagōgus, from Greek paidagōgos slave who looked after his master's son, from pais boy + agōgos leader]
ˌpedaˈgogic, ˌpedaˈgogical adj
ˈpedaˌgogism, ˈpedaˌgoguism n
or ped•a•gog(ˈpɛd əˌgɒg, -ˌgɔg)
1. a teacher; schoolteacher.
2. a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal.
[1350–1400; Middle English pedagoge < Latin paedagōgus < Greek paidagōgós a boy's tutor. See ped-, -agogue]
pedagogue- A Roman slave who took children to school and on outings, but also taught them—from Greek ped, "child," and agein, "to lead."
See also related terms for taught.
A teacher, often one who is considered dogmatic or pedantic.
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|Noun||1.||pedagogue - someone who educates young people |
head teacher, school principal, principal, head - the educator who has executive authority for a school; "she sent unruly pupils to see the principal"
schoolmaster - any person (or institution) who acts as an educator