Definition of enchiridion in English:


Line breaks: en|chir|id¦ion
Pronunciation: /ˌɛnkʌɪˈrɪdɪən

noun (plural enchiridions or enchiridia /-dɪə/)

  • A book containing essential information on a subject.
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    • 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.

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