chrestomathy

[ kres-tom-uh-thee ]SEE DEFINITION OF chrestomathy
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The second is 'Bontsie Silent,' which is given in our Chrestomathy.

Chrestomathy, kres-tom′a-thi, n. a book of selections from foreign languages, usually for beginners.

The Persian text of these fables appeared in 1805 in the chrestomathy appended to Fr.

Nothing is known of an Ἀνθηρῶν συναγωγή, a sort of anthology or chrestomathy attributed to him by Suidas.

WORD ORIGIN

"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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nouna body of the most important, influential or superior works in music, literature, or art
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