-agogic-, -agogue, -agog, -agogic, -agoguery, -agogy

(Greek: usually a suffix meaning: lead, leading, leading forth, guide, guiding; bring, take; promoting, stimulating)

melanagogal (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the medication used to expel black bile: In the book about medieval times, Susan came across the use of a cure, a melanagogal remedy, to get rid of humor which was thought back then to have been the reason for an individual's unhappiness or misery.
melanagogue (s) (noun), melanagogues (pl)
A medication that has the property of expelling black bile: In medieval times, it was believed that melanagogue was used to cause a discharge of humor (a body fluid like blood, lymph, or bile) that had secreted from the kidneys or spleen, which was thought to have caused sadness and melancholy.
menagogue (s) (noun), menagogues (pl)
A remedy that boosts the menstrual flow; emmenagogue: Barbara read about the obsolete word menagogue as being an herb used to stimulate the blood flow in the pelvic region and in the uterus.
mystagogic (adjective), more mystagogic, most mystagogic
Pertaining to a mystagogue or mystagogy; relating to instruction in mysteries: Jack was interested in mystagogic doctrines, principles, and interpretations of mysteries and had many books on this topic.
mystagogue (s) (noun), mystagogues (pl)
1. In Ancient Greece, one who gave preparatory instruction to candidates for the initiation into the Eleusinian or other mysteries; a hierophant: A mystagogue was one who introduced someone to religious mysteries, or was a teacher of mystical doctrines.
2. One who keeps church relics and presents them to the public: The priest was a mystagogue who had a great collection of church antiquities that were on display in a show case for interested people to view.
mystagogy (s) (noun), mystagogies (pl)
The interpretation of mysteries; the convictions, principles and practice of a mystagogue: Tom wanted to learn more about mystagogy and decided to ask a mystagogue to teach him about this exciting field of knowledge.
pantagogue (s) (noun), pantagogues (pl)
A medicine that once was believed capable of purging away all morbid or unhealthy matter from the body: The article that Mrs. Hathaway read was about a cure called pantagogue believed to cleanse a person's body of harmful, unwholesome, and dreadful substances.
pedagogic, paedagogic (adjective); more pedagogic, most pedagogic; more paedagogic, most paedagogic
Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a pedagogue or pedagogy; having the office or character of a pedagogue: Mrs. Smart wanted to go into the profession of teaching and teach English in a pedagogic institution.
It is a pity that so many children and young people go to school without getting an education.
pedagogical (adjective), more pedagogical, most pedagogical
Relating to a teacher or education; pedagogic: As a student, Sophia took classes dealing with pedagogical and didactical aspects and methods of teaching little children.
pedagogics (s) (noun) (no pl)
The science, art, or principles of teaching; pedagogy: Mr. Swift studied pedagogics as part of his education in teaching in order to learn more about different teaching methods.
pedagogism, paedagogism, pedagoguism, paedagoguism (s) (noun); pedagogisms; paedagogisms; pedagoguisms; paedagoguisms (pl)
The character, spirit, or manner of a teacher; the system of teaching: Pedagogism applies to the business, the ways, the system, and the occupation of teachers who instruct children.

Education today, more than ever before, must see clearly the dual objectives: education for living and educating for making a living.

—James Mason Wood
pedagogist (s) (noun), pedagogists (pl)
A specialist or teacher of children: After finishing school and college, Susan became a student teacher and then an official pedagogist in teaching German in the school in the neighbouring town.
pedagogue (s) (noun), pedagogues (pl)
Symbiosis or getting along with others for mutual benefits.

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Leading and teaching children are what a good pedagogue does.

pedagogue, pedagog (s) (noun); pedagogues; pedagogs (pl)
1. Originally, a man having the oversight of a child or youth: A pedagogue used to be an attendant (or slave) who led a boy to school. The term is now obsolete and was once used exclusively in reference to ancient times.
2. A teacher of children: A pedagogue is someone whose occupation is the instruction of children or youths, also called a schoolmaster, and has a negative implication of being very strict and instructs in a dogmatic manner.
A pedagogue leads children in learning about nature.
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Being a pedagogue was and still should be considered an honorable profession!

A pedagogue is now defined as a "schoolteacher, an educator". Originally, it came from Latin paedagogus, a slave who supervised a boy, or boys, including some degree of education. Girls were not a part of the educational system in classical times.

Apparently, the girls were "home-taught" by their mothers or female slaves to be prepared for restricted careers as wives and not for intellectual pursuits as in our modern times.

In wealthier Grecian families, there was at least one slave, especially selected for learning, whose duty it was to take care of the sons of the family during boyhood. One of these duties was to accompany his assigned boys, when they went on the public roads, to and from the gymnasium, or to other places.

Due to the nature of his duties, such a slave was known, in Greek, as a paidagogos, literally a "leader of boys", from pais, "boy", and agogos, "leader".

Sometimes the pedagog was himself a man of high learning, unfortunate enough to have been captured in warfare and subsequently sold as a slave, especially after the Romans defeated the Greeks. In some instances, he also served as a tutor to the boys of the family.

It should be kept in mind that in its original sense, pedagogue did not mean a teacher, but described as the servant who led the well-to-do Greek boy to the gymnasium (school) and then later the "better educated" and captured Greek slave was responsible for the wealthy Roman boys.

Despite the current pejorative senses that have been attached mostly by Americans to pedagogue, pedant, pedantic, and pedantry, such derogatory applications still have not included pedagogik, "of the art of teaching".

Pedophilia originally meant "a love" or "fondness" for children without any sexual deviation applications

Despite the pejorative meaning now applied to pedophilia, etymologically it has had a moral and fully acceptable and positive reference to anyone who loves and cares for children, such as parents, grandparents, teachers, etc.

The more appropriate term for child molesters is paraphilia which is used in psychiatry to mean "sexual deviation" and "sexual perversion", which are two major groups of sexual disorders.

The job of a teacher is to excite in the young a boundless sense of curiosity about life, so that the growing child shall come to apprehend it with an excitement tempered by awe and wonder.

—John Garrett

pedagoguette (s) (noun), pedagoguettes (pl)
A schoolmistress: In the 19th century it was quite common to have pedagoguettes, or female teachers, in the little school houses in villages.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; regi-; tyran-.