Chrestomathy



[kres-tom-uh-thee] /krɛsˈtɒm ə θi/

noun, plural chrestomathies.
1.
a collection of selected literary passages, often by one author and especially from a foreign language.
/krɛsˈtɒməθɪ/
noun (pl) -thies
1.
(rare) a collection of literary passages, used in the study of language
n.

“collection of literary passages,” 1774, from French chrestomathie, from Latinized form of Greek khrestomatheia “desire of learning; book containing selected passages,” lit. “useful learning,” from khrestos “useful” (verbal adjective of khresthai “to make use of;” see hortatory) + manthanein “to learn” (see mathematic). Related: Chrestomathic.

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