Definition of Chrestomathy

1. Noun. A selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language.

Generic synonyms: Excerpt, Excerption, Extract, Selection

Definition of Chrestomathy

1. n. A selection of passages, with notes, etc., to be used in acquiring a language; as, a Hebrew chrestomathy.

Definition of Chrestomathy

1. Noun. A collection of written passages, used to learn an unfamiliar language. ¹

2. Noun. A collection of choice passages from an author or authors.(reference-book last = Mencken first = H. L. title = A Mencken Chrestomathy publisher = Vintage Books year = 1982) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chrestomathy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chrestomathy

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chowsing
chowtime
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chrch
chrematistic
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chreotechnics
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chresmologue
chresmologues
chrestomathic
chrestomathies
chrestomathy (current term)
chrism
chrisma
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chrismation
chrismations
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chrisms
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chrisstanleyite
christelite

Literary usage of Chrestomathy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Story of the "Imitatio Christi" by Leonard Abercrombie Wheatley (1891)
"chrestomathy FROM THE OTHER WORKS OF THOMAS A KEMPIS.* j]HE following extracts from the Opera Minora of Thomas are intended to show the similarity of ideas ..."

2. Miscellaneous Remarks Upon the Government, History, Religions, Literature by John R. Peters (1849)
"Among the works used may be mentioned the Chinese Repository, Dr. Bridg- man's chrestomathy, and the works of Medhurst, Davis, Barrow, Staunton, ..."

3. Classical Quarterly by Classical Association (Great Britain) (1908)
"9 v. contains a sort of index of writers quoted in the scholia, which apparently has nothing to do with the chrestomathy. There are however other sources ..."

4. Bibliotheca Sacra and American Biblical Repository (1851)
"As reading books, may be named the Syriac New Testament of Leusden and Schaaff, Leyden, 1717, and the Syriac chrestomathy, with a glossary and grammatical ..."

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