Of the nature of a teacher or of instruction; didactic; pertaining to a teacher.
Etymology: Latin didascalic-us, Greek διδασκαλικός fit for teaching, instructive, διδάσκαλος teacher, διδάσκειν to teach
|1609||R. BERNARD Faithfull Shepheard (new ed.) 42 This of some is called the Didascalike or Doctrinall part of a Sermon.|
|1718||M. PRIOR Solomon on Vanity in Poems Several Occasions Pref., Under what species it may be comprehended, whether didascalic or heroic, I leave to the judgment of the critics.|
|1813||T. BUSBY (title), Lucretius’ Nature of Things, a Didascalic Poem.|
|1833||E. BULWER-LYTTON Eng. & English IV. They have no toleration for the didascalic affectations in which academicians delight.|
|1866||Elgin & Cathedral Guide I. 110 The didascalic power of the drama|
The Catalogues of the ancient Greek Dramas, with their writers, dates, etc., such as were compiled by Aristotle.
Etymology: modern < Greek διδασκαλία instruction, teaching; in plural as in quoted So modern French didascalie.
|1831||T. L. PEACOCK Crotchet Castle vi. 117 Did not they give to melopoeia, choregraphy, and the sundry forms of didascalies the precedence of all other matters, civil and military?|
|1849||G. GROTE Hist. Greece (1862) VI. II. lxvii. 26 The first, second and third are specified in the Didaskalies or
First-person singular present indicative form of didascalare.