- a collection of literary passages, for use in studying a language
- a collection of passages or pieces from the writings of an author
Origin of chrestomathyClassical Greek chr?stomatheia from chr?stos, useful from chr?, it is necessary (see catachresis) + mathein, to learn (akin to manthanein: see mathematical)
- A selection of literary passages, usually by one author.
- An anthology used in studying a language.
Origin of chrestomathyGreek khrēstomatheia khrēstos useful ( from khrēsthai to use ; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots.) -matheia body of learning ( from manthanein math- to learn ; see mendh- in Indo-European roots.)
From Ancient Greek χρηστομάθεια (khrēstomatheia, “useful for learning”).