Definitions for abecedarianˌeɪ bi siˈdɛər i ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•be•ce•dar•i•anˌeɪ bi siˈdɛər i ən(n.)
a person learning the letters of the alphabet.
a beginner in any field.
(adj.)of or pertaining to the alphabet.
arranged in alphabetical order.
Origin of abecedarian:
1595–1605; < ML abecedāriānus= LL abecedāri(us) (a+be+ce+d(e)) + L -ānus -an1
a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge
alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)
Someone who is learning the alphabet; an elementary student, a novice.
Someone engaged in teaching the alphabet; an elementary teacher.
A series of terms in an utterance in alphabetical order.
Pertaining to someone learning the alphabet or basic studies; elementary.
Pertaining to the alphabet; alphabetical; rudimentary.
Relating to or resembling an abecedarius.
Origin: * From abecedarius (from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet + -arius)
one who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro
one engaged in teaching the alphabet
alt. of Abecedary
Abecedarians were a 16th-century German sect of Anabaptists who effected an absolute disdain for all human knowledge, contending that God would enlighten his elect from within themselves, giving them knowledge of necessary truths by visions and ecstasies, with which human learning would interfere. They rejected every other means of instruction, and claimed that to be saved one must even be ignorant of the first letters of the alphabet; whence their name, A-B-C-darians. They also considered the study of theology as a species of idolatry, and regarded learned men who did any preaching as falsifiers of God's word. Nicholas Storch led this sect, preaching that the teaching of the Holy Spirit was all that was necessary. Andreas Karlstadt adopted these views, abandoned his title of doctor and became a street porter.
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