pedagogue

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pedagogue, from Latin paedagogus, from Ancient Greek παιδαγωγέω (paidagōgéō), παιδαγωγός (paidagōgós), from παιδός (paidós, child) (genitive of παῖς (paîs)) + ἀγωγός (agōgós, guide), άγω (ágō, lead).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

pedagogue (plural pedagogues)

  1. A teacher or instructor of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young.
  2. A pedant; one who by teaching has become overly formal or pedantic in his or her ways; one who has the manner of a teacher.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Goldsmith to this entry?)
  3. (historical, Ancient Greece) A slave who led the master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ pedagogue” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested circa 1371[1], borrowing from Latin paedagogus, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

pedagogue m (plural pedagogues)

  1. pedagogue, one who teaches a child

References[edit]

  1. ^ "pedagogue" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).