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Definition of the noun abecedary

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  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 previewNIV, Archaeological Study Bible, eBook (2010)

An Illustrated Walk Through Biblical History and Culture

Isaiah 28 An abecedary is a type of ancient inscription containing letters in a standard alphabetical order. Many such writings appear to be nothing more than the elementary exercises of school children. However, these documents still yield ...

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 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 previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

Another form is abecedary. Abecedarian psalms, etc., psalms, hymns, etc. (as the 119th psalm), in which ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools & Techniques (2009)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Scrap of History: ABC Scrapbooks Abecedarian or Abecedary A book containing the letters of the alphabet and basic rules of spelling, used ...

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 previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

ABECEDARY, adj. [See Abecedarian.]...

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 ...

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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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