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abecedarian (noun) – 1. One who teaches or studies the alphabet.
2. A beginner; a novice.

(adj) – 1. Having to do with the alphabet.
2. Being arranged alphabetically.
3. Elementary or rudimentary.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : The history of abecedarian is as simple as ABC?literally. The term’s Late Latin ancestor, abeced?rius (which meant “alphabetical”), was created as a combination of the letters A, B, C, and D, plus the adjective suffix -arius; you can hear the echo of that origin in the pronunciation of the English term (think “ABC-darian”). In its oldest documented English uses in the early 1600s, abecedarian was a noun meaning “one learning the rudiments of something”; it specifically referred to someone who was learning the alphabet. The adjective began appearing in English texts a few decades after the noun.

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