noun pl. chrestomathies
Origin: Gr chrēstomatheia < chrēstos, useful < chrē, it is necessary (see catachresis) + mathein, to learn; akin to manthanein: see mathematical
See chrestomathy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. chres·tom·a·thies
Origin: Greek khrēstomatheia
Origin: : khrēstos, useful (from khrēsthai, to use; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + -matheia, body of learning (from manthanein, math-, to learn; see mendh- in Indo-European roots).