Sunday, December 23, 2007


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Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English abecedary, from Medieval Latin abecedarium alphabet, from Late Latin, neuter of abecedarius of the alphabet, from the letters a + b + c + d

Date: 1603
: one learning the rudiments of something (as the alphabet)

Function: adjective
Date: 1665
1 a: of or relating to the alphabet b: alphabetically arranged
2: rudimentary

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