Synonyms and related words:
abecedarium, alphabet book, and arithmetic, battledore, casebook, elementary education, elements, exercise book, first steps, gradus, grammar, hornbook, initiation, introduction, manual, manual of instruction, primer, propaedeutic, reader, reading, rudiments, schoolbook, speller, spelling book, t, text, workbook, writing

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  • Abecedary — A be*ce da*ry, n. A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything. [R.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abecedary — (n.) primer, alphabet table, mid 15c., from M.L. abecedarium an ABC book, neuter of adjective abecedarius, used as a noun, from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet. Abecedarian (adj.) is attested from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • Abecedary — Abecedarian A be*ce*da ri*an, Abecedary A be*ce da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abecedary — /ay bee see deuh ree/, n., pl. abecedaries, adj. n. 1. abecedarian. 2. abecedarium. adj. 3. abecedarian. [1570 80; < LL abecedarius (a + be + ce + d(e) + arius ARY)] * * * …   Universalium

  • abecedary — noun a) The alphabet, written out in a teaching book, or carved on a wall b) A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything …   Wiktionary

  • Abecedary — Содержащая алфавит книга; Букварь, азбука …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • abecedary — eɪbɪːsɪːdeÉ™rɪ n. study book that starts at the beginning of a subject, the abc s of a subject …   English contemporary dictionary

  • abecedary — abe·ce·da·ry …   English syllables

  • abecedary — /eɪbiˈsidəri/ (say aybee seeduhree) noun (plural abecedaries) → abecedarian (def. 3). {Middle English, from Medieval Latin abecedārium an alphabet or primer} …   Australian English dictionary

  • abecedary —   n. book arranged in alphabetical order; elementary text book.    ♦ abecedarian, n. member of 16th century German Anabaptist sect who refused to learn to read. a. alphabetically arranged …   Dictionary of difficult words