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

Examples of enchiridion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Song of Ice and Fire is not the Westerosi enchiridion any more. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, 5 May 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enchiridion was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Enchiridion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enchiridion. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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