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[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh n, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ən, -kɪ-/
noun, plural enchiridions, enchiridia
[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ə, -kɪ-/ (Show IPA)
a handbook; manual.
Origin of enchiridion
1535-45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion handbook, equivalent to en- en-2 + cheír hand + -idion diminutive suffix Unabridged
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noun (pl) -ions, -ia (-ɪə)
(rare) a handbook or manual
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, from en-² + kheir hand
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Word Origin and History for enchiridion

1540s, "a handbook," from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, neuter of enkheiridios "that which is held in the hand," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + diminutive suffix -idion.

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