PEDANT , one who exaggerates the value of detailed erudition for its own
See also:sake; also a
See also:person who delights in a display of the exact niceties of learning, in an excessive obedience to theory without regard to
See also:practical uses . The word came into
See also:English in the latter
See also:part of the 16th century in the sense of schoolmaster, the
See also:original meaning of Ital. pedante, from which it is derived . The word is usually taken to be an adaptation of Gr . 1ratSebew, to teach . Others connect with an O . Ital. ped are, to
See also:tramp about (
See also:Lat. pes,
See also:foot), of an
See also:usher tramping about with his pupils .
ALEXANDER PEDEN (c. 1626-1686)
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