One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to knowledge or to the process of learning.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer. Probably from ancient Greek μαθητικός disposed to learn, easily taught from μαθητής disciple + -ικός, or perhaps independently from math- + -etic, by analogy with synthesis, synthetic, etc.
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