- a collection of books; a library.
- a list of books, especially a bookseller's catalog.
- Obsolete. the Bible.
Origin of bibliotheca
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Examples from the Web for bibliotheca
Beckmann has 12,475, quoting Fabricius' 'Bibliotheca Latina,' ed.
Bragge's 'Bibliotheca Nicotiana' was printed at Birmingham in 1880.
The desks for the fourth room or Bibliotheca pontificia were ordered in 1480-81.The Care of Books
John Willis Clark
But the contents of the above-mentioned Bibliotheca were purely English.The Book-Collector
William Carew Hazlitt
His "Bibliotheca Librorum Rariorum" was published in 1719, 4to.Bibliomania; or Book-Madness
Thomas Frognall Dibdin
- a library or collection of books
- a printed catalogue compiled by a bibliographer
Latin: library, from Greek bibliothēkē, from biblio- + thēkē receptacle
Word Origin and History for bibliotheca
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper