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Pedagogue

pedagogue

1. A slave who led his master's children to school, and had the charge of them generally.

2. A teacher of children; one whose occupation is to teach the young; a schoolmaster.

3. One who by teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant.

Origin: F. Pedagogue, L. Paedagogus, Gr., a boy _ to lead, guide; cf. Leading. See Page a servant, Agent.

To play the pedagogue toward.

Origin: Cf. L. Paedagogare to instruct.


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