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Peda-, Petagog(e, -gogue, n.1 Also: pæda-, pada-, pyda-, pede-, pedi-, pete-, pet(t)i- and -goig(e, -goug, -goke. [MF. pedagogue (1464 in Godef.), med. L. petagogus (1364), pete- (1407), schoolmaster, L. pædagōg-us, Gk. παιδαγωγός teacher of boys.] A private or individual teacher, a private or personal tutor.(a) a1561 Norvell Meroure 13 a.
Where they nede no pedagogue, As thon had wont to be, nor sinagogue
1563-1570 Buch. Wr. ii.
The studentis … salbe … onder cure of the principal or sum regent or pedagogis lernit and of jugement quha sal haif cure of thayr studie and diligens
1572–3 Reg. Privy C. II. 181.
The instructioun … of his majestie … under Maisteris George Buchannane and Petir Young his present pedagogis
1573 Treas. Acc. XII. 345. 1596 Dalr. II. 32/7.
To instruct him he appoynted pedagogs quhais ingine percet al sciences sa scharplie that … lyk a man of … knawlege he imbracet all studies
1600-1610 Melvill 43.
Breachin and his pædagog was befor
1601 Bk. Univ. Kirk III. 965.
Sending them [children] out of the countrey vnder the charge of paedagogues suspect in religioun
1619 Garden Elphinstoun 88.
Than he into his sext Or sevnt yeer … withe a pedagoge was plac't
1628–9 Glasg. Univ. Mun. III. 530.
[The count of buirders] … The Earle of Eglintoun his thrie sonnes with thair pedagoge entred the 4 of November
1629 Lowther's Jrnl. 36.
Tutors they call pedagogues
1643 Glasg. Univ. Mun. III. 532.
John Lord Tarphichane with his pedagogue and page, received … for the first quarter [£90]
1652 Fam. Rose 349.
I, Maister William Geddes, pedagoug to the laird of Kilravock
1658 Argyll Synod II. 195.
1679 Inverness Presb. 93.
That all schoolmasters, chapplaines and paedagoiges shall … tak the oath of alleadgeance
1699 Cramond Kirk S. IV. 14 July.
The act of the … presbitry anent schoolmasters, paedagogues & chaplanes was intimat to the session and they desired the moderator to report … that there is in this paroch the publick schoolmr & a privat one and two chaplanes
(b) 1579 Rep. Hist. MSS. (Milne Home) 48.
[Thomas Ogilvie] petagoge [and servant to … Lord Home]
1633 Edinb. Test. LVI. 197.
Ane hundreth merkis for his serwice as petagoge to his bairnes and learning of thame the spaice of ane ȝeir
(c) 1609 Acts IV. 422/2.
He was padagog [State P. (Reg. H.) 108/11, 2: petagog] to his bairnis and hes sene werray mony of his handwryttis
(d) 1629 Ritchie Ch. S. Baldred 220.
1641 Old Kirk Chron. 21.
For company he had only the school-master or the chaplain and pydagog
(e) 1595–6 Mill Mediæv. Plays 287.
Mr. Jhone Heklein regent to the baitchelaris and Mr. Jhone Dowglas pedegog to my Lord Bucheane
1691 Dunkeld Presb. II. 154.
Mr. Francisce Raite, pedigoge to the Lord Kinaird's children
(f) 1612 15th Rep. Hist. MSS. App. ix. 41.
1652 Ellon Presb. 431.
1672 M. Bruce Rattling Dry Bones 17.
That it might be your schoolmaster or pettigogue
1684 Reg. Privy C. 3 Ser. X. 297.
To intemat to the heritors that they give in exact lists of all petegogs and cheaplaines within ther bounds

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