Etymology and pronunciation::Pedagogy


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Etymology and pronunciation The word comes from the Greek παιδαγωγία{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} (paidagōgia), from παιδαγωγός{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} (paidagōgos), in which παῖς (país, genitive παιδός, paidos){{#invoke:Category handler|main}} means "child" and ἄγω{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} (ágō) means "lead"; thus literally "to lead the child".<ref>"pedagogy". Online Etymology Dictionary.</ref> It is variously pronounced {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}, and {{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}.<ref></ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Negative connotations (in which the word is sometimes associated with pedantry) have existed at least from the time of Samuel Pepys (1650s).<ref>"pedagogue". Online Etymology Dictionary.</ref>

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