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Definition of the noun abecedary

What does abecedary mean as a name of something?


  1. The alphabet, written out in a teaching book, or carved on a wall
  2. [rare] A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything.

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Google previewThe Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)

by Tremper III Longman

An abecedary is a tablet on which the cuneiform alphabet is written. The Ugaritic alphabet contained thirty signs in roughly the same order as the Hebrew alphabet, largely the same in content as the English alphabet. In addition to Ugaritic ...

Google previewOrigins of the Alphabet (2015)

Proceedings of the First Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference by Christophe Rico, Claudia Attucci

The abecedary is a type of writing exercise, documented on stone and pottery in ...

Google previewDictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)

by Joan M. Reitz

ABC book See: abecedary and alphabet ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic dictionary of library and information science (2005)

ABC book : abecedary and alphabet book. Abebooks : A leading online market place for used, rare, and out of print books, Abebooks provides a list of over 40 million titles available from a network of over 10,000 booksellers. Abebooks ...

Google previewPoetry Dictionary (2006)

by John Drury

ABECEDARIUM (ab'-eh-suh-dare'-ee-um; Latin, "alphabet" or "primer," from the letters ABCD; plural, abecedaria; also called abecedarius, abecedary, alphabet poem) A poem arranged according to the alphabet, so that the first line begins ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

abecedary; absey-bo-0k. abecedary. An alphabet book; a primer. Used from the 15th to the 18th century; also abscedary, absedary. ABCDary; accent on the see.

Google previewDictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings (2010)

A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship by Tremper Longman III, Peter Enns

Therefore, the abecedary was likely used by an Israelite villager who was writing and reading the alphabet.

Google previewThe Standard American Encyclopedia of Arts, Sciences, History, Biography, Geography, Statistics, and General Knowledge (1898)

by John Clark Ridpath

Abecedary ,t a-be-sO'da-ri, a. Pertaining to or funned by the letters of the alphabet.— n. A first principle or element; nidi ment. Abed, a-bed' , adv.

Google previewThe American encyclopædic dictionary (1897)

by S. J. Herrtage, John A. Williams, Robert Hunter

Abecedary Volubility. Acacia Friendship. Acacia, rose or white Elegance. Acacia, yellow Secret love. Acalia Temperance. Acanthus The fine arts, artifice. Achillea Millefolia War. Achimenes Cuprcata Such worth is rare.

Google previewAn English expositour, or Compleat dictionary: teaching the interpretation of the hardest words, and most usefull terms of art used in our language. First set forth by J. B. Dr of Physick ... And now the sixth time revised, corrected, and very much augmented ... By a lover of the arts. The author named in the preface as John Bulloker (1684)

Abecedary. The Alphabet 5 or cross row. - „ Abequitation. A ridings-- way. - :::::::- A taking away, destroying , or abolishing. Cabominate.

Google previewDictionary of Lexicography (2002)

by R. R. K. Hartmann, Gregory James

abecedary An archaic general term for 'alphabet primer' or 'dictionary'. abridged (dictionary) A shortened ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology (2008)

1450 to 2000 by Peter Beal

sometimes italicized as abecedarium or rendered as 'abecedary', means a tablet or book containing the alphabet.

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Scrabble value of A1B3E1C3E1D2A1R1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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