Definitions

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  • noun An a-b-c book.

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  • noun An inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from Latin abecedarium ("abecedārium")

Examples

  • I've been reading these abecedarium posts with such pleasure and realized that I hadn't written my thanks for sharing.

    A to Z: N is for Nantucket

  • I realize your abecedarium can only be one of a kind but it would be a lovely book.

    A to Z: Q is for Quatrefoil

  • An abecedarium is a a means to learn the alphabet.

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  • It relies for the first letter upon the authority of Plutarch, who asserts that the Egyptian abecedarium numbered the square of five (twenty-five); and that it opened with — [Greek] —, which also expresses the god

    The Land of Midian

  • It relies for the first letter upon the authority of Plutarch, who asserts that the Egyptian abecedarium numbered the square of five

    The Land of Midian — Volume 1

  • The Arabs, I have said, took the flag or water leaf form and departed very far from the Egyptian original (we know from Plutarch that the hieroglyphic abecedarium began with "a"), which was chosen by other imitators, namely the bull's head, and which in the cursive form, especially the

    Arabian nights. English

  • Altogether they create an enveloping abecedarium in Tandem Press's booth, one of 90 on hand at the Park Avenue Armory.

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  • Altogether they create an enveloping abecedarium in Tandem Press's booth, one of 90 on hand at the Park Avenue Armory.

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  • An abecedarium is an alphabet that celebrates the letter’s typographic design and the word that represents it.

    A to Z: S is for Suzani

  • An abecedarium is an alphabet that celebrates the letter’s typographic design and the word that represents it.

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  • Obviously related to abecedarian.

    October 21, 2008

  • This is actually an important word for Slovenes, and there is even a restaurant in Ljubljana's Old Town that goes by this name. The Protestant leader Primož Trubar's Abecedarium (an ABC book to teach people how to read) was one of the first two books printed in Slovene, in 1550. The restaurant is located in a building ("the oldest house in Ljubljana") where Trubar once lived.

    May 19, 2009