chrestomathy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɹɛˈstɒməθi/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

chrestomathy (plural chrestomathies)

  1. A collection of written passages, used to learn an unfamiliar language.
    EC Bridgman's Chinese Chrestomathy in the Canton Dialect (1841)
  2. A collection of choice passages from an author or authors.
    A Mencken Chrestomathy (1982)

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