A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles

CHRESTOMATHY

[noun]

from the Greek words khrestos, useful, and mathein, to know - a collection of choice literary passages (often selected by one author), 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.

[Su Blackwell]

[word requested by noahmanskar]

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