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 enchiridion (audio) , -​ˌki-​ \

Definition of enchiridion

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Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Enchiridion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchiridion. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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