[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh n, -ki-]
- a handbook; manual.
Origin of enchiridion
1535–45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion handbook, equivalent to en- en-2 + cheír hand + -idion diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for enchiridion
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 Enchiridion was the result, of which more will be said by and by.
- rare a handbook or manual
C16: from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, from en- ² + kheir hand
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Word Origin and History for enchiridion
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