American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A handbook; a manual.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book to be carried in the hand; a manual; a handbook.
- n. Specifically— A Roman Catholic service-book containing the Little Office of the Virgin.
- n. An ecclesiastical manual of the Greek Church.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Handbook; a manual of devotions.
- n. a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
- From Ancient Greek ἐγχειρίδιον (enkheiridion), from ἐν (en, "in") + χείρ (kheir, "hand") + a diminutive suffix. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin enchīridion, from Greek enkheiridion : en-, in; + kheir, hand; + -idion, diminutive suff. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The plot twists were a little too convenient, and the language at times was a little unbelievable (okay she's an academic, but does that really give her the right to use the word enchiridion to describe a parenting book?).”
“And at enchiridion-militis.com, every writer posts this little cross â€ after her/his name.”
“Yes, Officer, the registration is in the glove compartment, right next to the enchiridion.”
“I decided in the end not to bestow an enchiridion upon Dana -- it was just a bit too flavorful for this particular story/voice -- but here are some other suggested uses for it: Honey, the blender's broken.”
“Called a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer, this 'propaedeutic enchiridion' came with its own power pack, a voice-recognition interface, 'smart paper' computer pages, 'nanoreceptors' to measure the reader's pulse, and a database that amounted to 'a catalogue of the collective unconscious. ”
“Laurentius wanted a handbook (enchiridion) that would sum up the essential Christian teaching in the briefest possible form.”
“But it is only fair to bear in mind that the Lay is less a poem than an enchiridion, a sort of Emersonian guide to the conduct of life rather than an exquisitely-presented summary of the thoughts of an Eastern pessimist.”
The Life of Sir Richard Burton
“But it is only fair to bear in mind that the Lay is less a poem than an enchiridion, a sort of Emersonian guide to the conduct of life rather than an exquisitely-presented summary of the thoughts of an”
“It is an impious but comic enchiridion of almost all violence, all done, curiously, in a mannered style - he tended to draw people in extended and vaguely balletic postures - and in arch, elegant forms.”
“-- Alani enchiridion de planctu seu conquestu naturæ, prosa et versu.”
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