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#122843 - 02/13/04 02:42 PM chrestomathy
Date: Tue Nov 12 01:51:42 EST 1996
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
#122844 - 02/13/04 02:48 PM Re: chrestomathy
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Not to be confused with Crestomancy: divination by means of reading toothpaste squeezed out of the tube.
#122845 - 02/13/04 03:03 PM Re: chrestomathy
good one, fb!
though, as a reader of young adult lit, I thought of these:
formerly known as etaoin...
#122846 - 02/13/04 08:15 PM Re: chrestomathy
Not to be confused with christomancy: divination by anointing with oil.
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