Abecedarian

Abecedarian
Abecedarian A`be*ce*da"ri*an, n. [L. abecedarius. A word from the first four letters of the alphabet.] 1. One who is learning the alphabet; hence, a tyro. [1913 Webster]

2. One engaged in teaching the alphabet. --Wood. [1913 Webster]


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