chrestomathy

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From Ancient Greek χρηστομάθεια (khrēstomatheia, useful for learning).

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chrestomathy (plural chrestomathies)

  1. A collection of written passages, used to learn an unfamiliar language.
  2. A collection of choice passages from an author or authors.[1]

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  1. ^ 1982, H. L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy, Vintage Books: