from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A selection of literary passages, usually by one author.
- n. An anthology used in studying a language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collection of written passages, used to learn an unfamiliar language.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A selection of passages, with notes, etc., to be used in acquiring a language.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collection of extracts and choice pieces, especially from a foreign language, with notes of explanation and instruction: as, a Hebrew chrestomathy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
Greek 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).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χρηστομάθεια (khrēstomatheia, "useful for learning"). (Wiktionary)