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#122843 - 02/13/04 02:42 PM chrestomathy
wwh Offline
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Date: Tue Nov 12 01:51:42 EST 1996
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--chrestomathy
chres.tom.a.thy \kre-'sta:m-*-the-\ n [NL chrestomathia, fr. Gk chre-stomatheia, fr. chre-stosX useful + manthanein to learn; akin to Skt hrasva small 1: a selection of passages compiled to aid in learning a language
2: a volume of selections from an author




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#122844 - 02/13/04 02:48 PM Re: chrestomathy
Fiberbabe Offline
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
Not to be confused with Crestomancy: divination by means of reading toothpaste squeezed out of the tube.




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#122845 - 02/13/04 03:03 PM Re: chrestomathy
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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Posts: 7210
Loc: Vermont
good one, fb!

though, as a reader of young adult lit, I thought of these:
http://www.scifan.com/series/series.asp?SR_seriesid=1448


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#122846 - 02/13/04 08:15 PM Re: chrestomathy
jheem Offline
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Registered: 01/06/04
Posts: 1474
Loc: California
Crestomancy

Not to be confused with christomancy: divination by anointing with oil.


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