Variant of chrestomathy
- a collection of literary passages, for use in studying a language
- a collection of passages or pieces from the writings of an author
Origin: Classical Greek chrēstomatheia ; from chrēstos, useful ; from chrē, it is necessary (see catachresis) plush mathein, to learn; akin to manthanein: see mathematical
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