abecedarius

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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 0-87779-101-5), page 2

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Of or pertaining to the alphabetalphabetical, alphabetic.
  2. (substantive) One who learns the ABCs.

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

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

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