abecedarium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin abecedārium.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

abecedarium (plural abecedaria)

  1. A book used to teach the alphabet; alphabet book; primer.[1]
  2. An inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order.

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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), page 2

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Substantive from abecedārius (alphabetical).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /a.be.keˈdaː.ri.um/, [a.bɛ.kɛˈd̪aː.ri.ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /a.be.t͡ʃeˈda.ri.um/, [a.bɛ.t͡ʃɛˈd̪aː.ri.um]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

abecedārium n (genitive abecedāriī or abecedārī); second declension

  1. alphabet, ABCs
  2. accusative singular of abecedārium
  3. vocative singular of abecedārium

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abecedārium abecedāria
Genitive abecedāriī
abecedārī1
abecedāriōrum
Dative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Accusative abecedārium abecedāria
Ablative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Vocative abecedārium abecedāria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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References[edit]

Professor Kidd, et al. Collins Gem Latin Dictionary. HarperCollins Publishers (Glasgow: 2004). →ISBN. page 1.