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pedagogue

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Pronunciation: /ˈpɛdəɡɒɡ
 
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Definition of pedagogue in English:

noun

formal or humorous
A teacher, especially a strict or pedantic one.
Example sentences
  • Three states in our division have chosen to recognize respected teachers and pedagogues.
  • Since as a pedagogue and teacher I always stress the need for proper preparation, I have decided to share with you some insights I hope you will find useful.
  • My dictionary defines a pedagogue as a pedantic or dogmatic teacher and there is a lot of that about Waters.

Origin

late Middle English: via Latin from Greek paidagōgos, denoting a slave who accompanied a child to school (from pais, paid- 'boy' + agōgos 'guide').

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  • page from (late 16th century):

    The page of a book goes back to Latin pagina ‘page’, from pangere ‘to fasten’. The connection between fastening and the page of a book is probably because pagina was originally used of a scroll, made up of strips of papyrus glued together, and then transferred to the page of a book when books replaced scrolls. Before the 16th century older forms, such as pagne, were in use. The other page (Middle English) is first found in the sense ‘youth, male of uncouth manners’ and comes via Old French from Greek paidíon ‘boy, lad’. Page boys at a wedding date from the late 19th century. Paidíon is also the source of the word-element paed- or ped found in words such as paediatrics ‘the medical care of children’ [M19], paedophile ‘child-lover’ [M20], and pedagogue (Late Middle English) formed from the Greek words for ‘child’ and ‘leader’, which was the word in ancient Greece for the slave who took a child to school, but became a term for a teacher in Latin. The Italian pedante ‘teacher’, which entered the language in the late 16th century as pedant may be from pedagogue. See also encyclopedia, pageant

Words that rhyme with pedagogue

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