Abecedarian

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English[edit]

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See also the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica's article on:

Etymology[edit]

abecedary +‎ -an

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Abecedarian (plural Abecedarians)

  1. (historical) A member of a 16th-century Anabaptist sect, follower of the Zwickau prophets (and specially of Thomas Storch), who believed that any kind of knowledge (even basic reading and writing) would keep one from reaching obtaining salvation.[1] [from 19th c.]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 2