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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Definitions for enchiridion

  1. A handbook; manual.

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Citations for enchiridion
For you offer us the postulation that we can, in the shadow, or rather the radiance, of your own enchiridion, go and do likewise. Marcel Proust, Swann's Way
Sarah and Isaac were romping noisily about and under the beds; Rachel was at the table, knitting a scarf for Solomon; grandmother pored over a bulky enchiridion for pious women, written in jargon. Israel Zangwill, Children of the Ghetto
Origin of enchiridion
Enchiridion stems from the Greek root cheir meaning "hand". The prefix en- means "within", so the noun means "in the hand". The suffix -idion denotes a diminutive form of another word.