chrestomathy


chres·tom·a·thy

noun \kre-ˈstä-mə-thē\
plural chres·tom·a·thies

Definition of CHRESTOMATHY

1
:  a selection of passages used to help learn a language
2
:  a volume of selected passages or stories of an author

Origin of CHRESTOMATHY

New Latin chrestomathia, from Greek chrēstomatheia, from chrēstos useful + manthanein to learn — more at mathematical
First Known Use: 1832

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