Etymology
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propaedeutic (n.)

"an introduction to an art or science," 1798, from Greek propaideuein "to teach beforehand," from pro "before" (see pro-) + paideuein "to teach," from pais (genitive paidos) "child" (see pedo-). By 1849 as an adjective, "pertaining to the introduction to any art or science."

updated on December 11, 2020

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