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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abecedary \A'be*ce"da*ry\, noun A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything. [R.] --Fuller.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Abecedarian \A'be*ce*da"ri*an\, Abecedary \A'be*ce"da*ry\, adjective Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary.

{Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in Hebrew) distinct portions or verses commence with successive letters of the alphabet. --Hook.

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