Word of the Week Wednesday: enchiridion


This “Wednesday’s” Word of the Week is: enchiridion.

An enchiridion is a handbook.  Pronounced: en-kahy-rid-ee-uhn.

The word comes from the Greek, enkheiridion, from en– meaning “in” and kheir meaning “hand”.

What I like about this word is just that it’s a completely over the top obscure and pedantic word for a simple object for which there’s already a perfectly good and much simpler term.

 

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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