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enchiridion

[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh n, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ən, -kɪ-/
noun, plural enchiridions, enchiridia
[en-kahy-rid-ee-uh, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ə, -kɪ-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a handbook; manual.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion handbook, equivalent to en- en-2 + cheír hand + -idion diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for enchiridia

enchiridion

/ˌɛnkaɪˈrɪdɪən/
noun (pl) -ions, -ia (-ɪə)
1.
(rare) a handbook or manual
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, from en-² + kheir hand
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Word Origin and History for enchiridia

enchiridion

n.

1540s, "a handbook," from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, neuter of enkheiridios "that which is held in the hand," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + kheir "hand" (see chiro-) + diminutive suffix -idion.

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