noun, plural an·thol·o·gies.
Origin of anthology
British Dictionary definitions for anthological
noun plural -gies
Word Origin for anthology
Word Origin and History for anthological
1630s, "collection of poetry," from Latin anthologia, from Greek anthologia "collection of small poems and epigrams by several authors," literally "flower-gathering," from anthos "a flower" (see anther) + logia "collection, collecting," from legein "gather" (see lecture (n.)). Modern sense (which emerged in Late Greek) is metaphoric, "flowers" of verse, small poems by various writers gathered together.