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trove

[trohv] /troʊv/
noun
1.
a collection of objects.
2.
treasure-trove (def 2).
Origin of trove
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; short for treasure-trove
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trove

/trəʊv/
noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for trove
n.

1888, from treasure trove (c.1550), from Anglo-French tresor trové (late 12c.), translating Latin thesaurus inventus, literally "treasure found." Originally any precious metal object one finds hidden whose owner is unknown. As this usually meant ancient hoards, the term came to mean "treasure hoard" in popular use. Rendered treasure found from mid-15c.

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