Chrestomathy

Chrestomathy

[kres-tom-uh-thee]
Chrestomathy (from the Greek words khrestos, useful, and mathein, to know) is a collection of choice literary passages, used especially as an aid in learning a foreign language.

In philology or in the study of literature, it is a type of reader or anthology which presents a sequence of example texts, selected to demonstrate the development of language or literary style.

Examples

  • Bernhard Dorn, A Chrestomathy of the Pushtu or Afghan language, St. Petersburg: 1847

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