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  • n. The rudiments or first principles, as of grammar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Rudiments; first principles, as of grammar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The alphabet; elements, first principles, or rudiments of a branch of learning.

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Ancient Greek

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