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memorabilia

[mem-er-uh-bil-ee-uh, -bil-yuh]
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plural noun, singular mem·o·rab·i·le [mem-uh-rab-uh-lee] /ˌmɛm əˈræb ə li/.
  1. mementos; souvenirs.
  2. matters or events worthy to be remembered; points worthy of note.

Origin of memorabilia

1800–10; noun use of Latin memorābilia things to be remembered, neuter plural of memorābilis memorable
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Examples from the Web for memorabile

Historical Examples

  • William of Poitiers describes it as "memorabile vexillum Heraldi, hominis armati imaginem intextam habens ex auro purissimo."

    Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe

    John Hewitt


British Dictionary definitions for memorabile

memorabilia

pl n singular -rabile (-ˈræbɪlɪ)
  1. memorable events or things
  2. objects connected with famous people or events

Word Origin

C17: from Latin, from memorābilis memorable
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Word Origin and History for memorabile

memorabilia

n.

"things worth remembering," 1806, from Latin memorabilia "notable achievements," noun use of neuter plural of memorabilis "worthy of being remembered" (see memorable).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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