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enchiridion

[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)
1.
a handbook; manual.
Origin of enchiridion
1535-1545
1535-45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion handbook, equivalent to en- en-2 + cheír hand + -idion diminutive suffix
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Historical Examples
  • Was there, then, any objection to his works: the enchiridion, the Adagia?

  • enchiridion militis Christiani, printed in Lucubratiunculae, 1503.

  • His enchiridion ethicum and enchiridion metaphysicum were the text books of the school.

    Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
  • The above is an abridged translation from the enchiridion, ed.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The enchiridion was the result, of which more will be said by and by.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The enchiridion was submitted to the judgment of Vitrarius, and obtained his approval.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The enchiridion was, in truth, a re-echo of the very key-note of Colets faith.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • But the enchiridion was not the only work published by Erasmus during this interval.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The enchiridion is a summary of theoretical and applied Stoicism.

    The Enchiridion Epictetus
  • A copy of the enchiridion of Epictetus fell into our hands, and after studying it faithfully, we rejected Stoicism.

British Dictionary definitions for enchiridion

enchiridion

/ˌɛnkaɪˈrɪdɪən/
noun (pl) -ions, -ia (-ɪə)
1.
(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
n.

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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