ped·a·gogue (pĕdə-gŏg′, -gôg′)
1. A schoolteacher; an educator.
2. One who instructs in a pedantic or dogmatic manner.
[Middle English pedagoge, from Old French, from Latin paedagōgus, slave who supervised children and took them to and from school, from Greek paidagōgos : paido-, boy; see PEDO-1 + agōgos, leader (from agein, to lead; see ag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
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