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n. pl. en·chi·rid·i·ons or en·chi·rid·i·a (-ē-ə)
A handbook; a manual.

[Late Latin enchīridion, from Greek enkheiridion : en-, in; see en-2 + kheir, hand; see ghes- in Indo-European roots + -idion, diminutive suff.]


(ˌɛŋkaɪˈrɪdɪən) or


n, pl -ions or -ia (-ɪə)
(Journalism & Publishing) rare a handbook or manual
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek enkheiridion, from en-2 + kheir hand]


(ˌɛn kaɪˈrɪd i ən, -kɪ-)

n., pl. -rid•i•a (-ˈrɪd i ə)
a handbook.
[1535–45; < Late Latin < Greek encheirídion=en- en-2 + cheír hand]


a handbook or manual.
See also: Books
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enchiridion - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or locationenchiridion - a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
book of facts, reference book, reference work, reference - a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts; "he contributed articles to the basic reference work on that topic"
manual - a small handbook
bible - a book regarded as authoritative in its field
guidebook, guide - something that offers basic information or instruction
ready reckoner, reckoner - a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
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Alia norma quadro di riferimento fa seguito la promulgazione del nuovo Enchiridion indulgentiarum del 29 giugno 1968 (35).
In their last meeting together prior to his graduation, Rhinelander gave Stockdale a copy of Epictetus's handbook, The Enchiridion.
Epictetus, Enchiridion, Dover Publications, New York, 2004, ISBN-13: 978-0486433592.
Enchiridion Simbolorum Definitionum et declarationum de rebus fidei et morum, Herder: Barcelona, 1976 (DS).
In Enchiridion Oecumenicum I, 692-701, Bolonha: EDB, 1994.
Among his poetic works of that period are an itinerary of his journey to Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam; a short preface to the Enchiridion Christiani militis; elegies in praise and defense of the evangelical doctor Martin Luther; a consolation to that most illustrious prince, William Duke of Brunswick etc.
42) In his Enchiridion, Augustine went as far as to claim that the existence of evil is good.
Anos despues, Tapia publico su Noticia de la lengua huasteca con cathecismo y doctrina christiana, enchiridion sacramental y copiosso diccionario, 1767.
1016) and his manual on computus Enchiridion, medical texts and compilations from a variety of periods and geographical locations, all of Aelfric of Eynsham's (c.
Erasmus again emphasised some of the key principles of his Enchiridion (1503), "imploring readers to put off all human pretence and embrace the simplicity of the Gospel.
9) Going back to Augustine of Hippo, Enchiridion xi, available at http://www.
is perhaps best known for his updating of Denzinger's Enchiridion symbolorum with conciliar and postconciliar magisterial teaching.