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[kol-ek-tey-nee-uh] /ˌkɒl ɛkˈteɪ ni ə/
plural noun
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 Unabridged
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plural noun
a collection of excerpts from one or more authors; miscellany; anthology
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from collectāneus assembled, from colligere to collect1
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