enchiridion


noun, plural en·chi·rid·i·ons, en·chi·rid·i·a [en-kahy-rid-ee-uh, -ki-] /ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ə, -kɪ-/.

  1. a handbook; manual.

noun plural -ions or -ia (-ɪə)

  1. rare a handbook or manual
n.

1540s, “a handbook,” from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, neuter of enkheiridios “that which is held in the hand,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + kheir “hand” (see chiro-) + diminutive suffix -idion.

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