Abecedarian psalms
Abecedarian A`be*ce*da"ri*an, Abecedary A`be*ce"da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Abecedarian — A be*ce*da ri*an, Abecedary A be*ce da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in Hebrew)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abecedary — Abecedarian A be*ce*da ri*an, Abecedary A be*ce da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hymns — Abecedarian A be*ce*da ri*an, Abecedary A be*ce da*ry, a. Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary. [1913 Webster] {Abecedarian psalms}, {hymns}, etc., compositions in which (like the 119th psalm in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abecediary — An Abecediary is the full alphabet carved in stone or written in book form, historically found in churches, monasteries and other ecclesiastical buildings. It can also be spelt Abecedary and is pronounced as Abbey see duh ree . Purpose… …   Wikipedia

  • acrostic — acrostically, adv. /euh kraw stik, euh kros tik/, n. 1. a series of lines or verses in which the first, last, or other particular letters when taken in order spell out a word, phrase, etc. adj. 2. Also, acrostical. of, like, or forming an… …   Universalium

  • Acrostic — • A poem the initial or final letters of whose verses form certain words or sentences Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Acrostic     Acrostic      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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