Pedagogy

I just learned that Pedagogy means ‘to lead a child’, from the Greek words ‘pais-‘ meaning ‘child’, and ‘-agogos’ meaning ‘to lead’. The word reminds me of the word educate which means ‘to lead out’.

Fascinating. Will write more on this later.

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Pedagogue:
late 14c., “schoolmaster, teacher,” from O.Fr. pedagogue “teacher of children,” from L. paedagogus “slave who escorted children to school and generally supervised them,” later “a teacher,” from Gk. paidagogos, from pais (gen. paidos) “child” (see pedo-) + agogos “leader,” from agein “to lead” (see act).

Pedagogy:
1580s, from Fr. pédagogie (16c.), from Gk. paidagogia “education, attendance on children,” from paidagogos “teacher”

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