pedant

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See also: pédant and Pedant

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French pedant, pedante, from Italian pedante (a teacher, schoolmaster, pedant), associated with Italian pedagogo (teacher, pedagogue). Compare French pédant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: pĕdʹənt, IPA(key): /ˈpɛdənt/
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Noun[edit]

pedant (plural pedants)

  1. A person who emphasizes their knowledge through strict adherence to rules of vocabulary and grammar.
  2. A person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning.
  3. (archaic) A teacher or schoolmaster.

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Adjective[edit]

pedant (not comparable)

  1. Pedantic.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pedant, from French pédant, from Italian pedante.

Noun[edit]

pedant m

  1. pedant (person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pedant (comparative pedanter, superlative pedantst)

  1. pedantic


Inflection of pedant
uninflected pedant
inflected pedante
comparative pedanter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial pedant pedanter het pedantst
het pedantste
indefinite m./f. sing. pedante pedantere pedantste
n. sing. pedant pedanter pedantste
plural pedante pedantere pedantste
definite pedante pedantere pedantste
partitive pedants pedanters

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pedant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of pedō

Middle French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Italian pedante.

Noun[edit]

pedant m (plural pedants)

  1. teacher; tutor; educator
  2. pedant

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French pédant, from Italian pedante.

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Noun[edit]

pedant m pers (feminine pedantka)

  1. neat freak, out-and-outer, pedant, prig, stickler
    Synonyms: porządniś, skrupulant, skrupulat

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Further reading[edit]

  • pedant in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pedant in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Pedant.

Adjective[edit]

pedant m or n (feminine singular pedantă, masculine plural pedanți, feminine and neuter plural pedante)

  1. pedantic

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Pedant, from French pédant, from Italian pedante, from Ancient Greek παιδεία (paideía).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pědant/; /pedânt/
  • Hyphenation: pe‧dant

Noun[edit]

pèdant, pedȁnt m (Cyrillic spelling пѐдант, педа̏нт)

  1. pedant (person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning)

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References[edit]

  • pedant” in Hrvatski jezični portal