- 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 khr&emacron;stomatheia : khr&emacron;stos, useful (from khr&emacron;sthai, 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”).