abecedarius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from New Latin abecedārius, from Late Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

abecedarius (plural abecedariuses or abecedarii)

  1. An acrostic poem in which the lines begin with the letters of the alphabet in sequence.[1]
    • 1995, Cathie Hilterbran Cooper, ABC Books and Activities, page 15:
      Michele Clise has adapted the Shaker abecedarius, changed a few words, and used black, white, and gray sketches for illustrations to create her alphabet .

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]

From the first four letters of Latin's alphabet, ā , + -arius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abecedārius (feminine abecedāria, neuter abecedārium); first/second-declension adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to the alphabetalphabetical, alphabetic.

Declension[edit]

First/second-declension adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative abecedārius abecedāria abecedārium abecedāriī abecedāriae abecedāria
Genitive abecedāriī abecedāriae abecedāriī abecedāriōrum abecedāriārum abecedāriōrum
Dative abecedāriō abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Accusative abecedārium abecedāriam abecedārium abecedāriōs abecedāriās abecedāria
Ablative abecedāriō abecedāriā abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Vocative abecedārie abecedāria abecedārium abecedāriī abecedāriae abecedāria

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

abecedārius m (genitive abecedāriī or abecedārī); second declension

  1. One who learns the ABCs.

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative abecedārius abecedāriī
Genitive abecedāriī
abecedārī1
abecedāriōrum
Dative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Accusative abecedārium abecedāriōs
Ablative abecedāriō abecedāriīs
Vocative abecedārie abecedāriī

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

References[edit]

  • abecedarius”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • abecedarius in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • abecedarius in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016