enchiridion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐγχειρίδιον (enkheirídion), from ἐν (en, in) + χείρ (kheír, hand) + a neuter suffix.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

enchiridion (plural enchiridions or enchiridia)

  1. A handbook or manual.
    • 2009, Thomas Keymer, The Cambridge Companion to Laurence Sterne, page 27:
      If they queried the predictabilities and completions of story, Swift and Sterne were yet more suspicious of the totalisations and regularities of imposed rules, institutes, universal systems, cyclopaedias and enchiridions.
  2. A dagger.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Milton, John. Thomas White, ed. Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, pp. 115 f., n. 4. R. Hunter, 1819.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐγχειρίδιον (enkheirídion).

Noun[edit]

enchīridion n (genitive enchīridiī); second declension

  1. a manual

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter, Greek-type).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative enchīridion enchīridia
Genitive enchīridiī enchīridiōrum
Dative enchīridiō enchīridiīs
Accusative enchīridion enchīridia
Ablative enchīridiō enchīridiīs
Vocative enchīridion enchīridia

References[edit]

  • enchiridion in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • enchiridion in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016