Definitions for abecedarianˌeɪ bi siˈdɛər i ən
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