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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ped’agogue (3 syl.)
 
means a boy-leader. It was a slave whose duty it was to attend the boy whenever he left home. A schoolmaster “leads” his boys, morally and otherwise. (Greek, pais ago’geus.)   1
 


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