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bibliotheca

[ bib-lee-uh-thee-kuh ]
/ ˌbɪb li əˈθi kə /
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noun, plural bib·li·o·the·cas, bib·li·o·the·cae [bib-lee-uh-thee-kee]. /ˌbɪb li əˈθi ki/.

a collection of books; a library.
a list of books, especially a bookseller's catalog.
Obsolete. the Bible.

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Origin of bibliotheca

1820–25; <Latin: library, collection of books (Medieval Latin: Bible; compare Old English bibliothēce Bible) <Greek bibliothḗkē.See biblio-, theca

OTHER WORDS FROM bibliotheca

bib·li·o·the·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bibliotheca

bibliotheca
/ (ˌbɪblɪəʊˈθiːkə) /

noun plural -cas or -cae (-kiː)

a library or collection of books
a printed catalogue compiled by a bibliographer

Word Origin for bibliotheca

Latin: library, from Greek bibliothēkē, from biblio- + thēkē receptacle
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