enchiridion

noun
en·​chi·​rid·​i·​on | \ ˌen-ˌkī-ˈri-dē-ən How to pronounce enchiridion (audio) , -ˌki-\
plural enchiridia\ ˌen-​ˌkī-​ˈri-​dē-​ə How to pronounce enchiridia (audio) , -​ˌki-​ \

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The Song of Ice and Fire is not the Westerosi enchiridion any more. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "George R. R. Martin Doesn’t Need to Finish Writing the Game of Thrones Books," 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of enchiridion

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enchiridion

Late Latin, from Greek encheiridion, from en in + cheir hand — more at in, chir-

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