- collected passages, especially as arranged in a miscellany or anthology.
Origin of collectanea
1785–95; < Latin, neuter plural of collēctāneus gathered together, equivalent to collēct(us) (past participle of colligere; see collect1) + -āneus adj. suffix
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Examples from the Web for collectanea
Your correspondents may be referred to Capgrave; to Leland, Collectanea, vol.
So much is certain, for Lindley makes the statement in his Collectanea Botanica.About Orchids
The original not being available, I have used the copy in the "Collectanea" before mentioned.Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk
They are, he thinks, a better example of this genre of books than Latinius's collectanea.A History of Bibliographies of Bibliographies
He undertakes to send the three parts of the Collectanea and the book De Scriptt.Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867
William Dunn Macray
- a collection of excerpts from one or more authors; miscellany; anthology
C18: from Latin, from collectāneus assembled, from colligere to collect 1
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