Definition of enchiridion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛnkʌɪˈrɪdɪən/

noun (plural enchiridions or enchiridia /ˌɛnkʌɪˈrɪdɪə/)

A book containing essential information on a subject.
Example sentences
  • I also wrote a book on Faith, Hope, and Charity, at the request of the person to whom I addressed it, that he might have a work of mine which should never be out of his hands, such as the Greeks call an Enchiridion (Handbook).


Late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek enkheiridion, from en- 'within' + kheir 'hand' + the diminutive suffix -idion.

Words that rhyme with enchiridion

ascidian, Derridean, Dravidian, Euclidean, Floridian, Gideon, Lydian, meridian, Numidian, obsidian, Pisidian, quotidian, viridian

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