enchiridion

[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh n, -ki-]

noun, plural en·chi·rid·i·ons, en·chi·rid·i·a [en-kahy-rid-ee-uh, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ə, -kɪ-/.

a handbook; manual.

Nearby words

  1. enchantment,
  2. enchantress,
  3. enchase,
  4. enchaînement,
  5. enchilada,
  6. enchondral,
  7. enchondroma,
  8. enchondromatosis,
  9. enchondrosarcoma,
  10. enchorial

Origin of enchiridion

1535–45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion handbook, equivalent to en- en-2 + cheír hand + -idion diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for enchiridion

enchiridion

noun plural -ions or -ia (-ɪə)

rare a handbook or manual

Word Origin for enchiridion

C16: from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, from en- ² + kheir hand

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Word Origin and History for enchiridion

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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