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bibliotheca

[ bib-lee-uh-thee-kuh ]

noun

, plural bib·li·o·the·cas, bib·li·o·the·cae [bib-lee-, uh, -, thee, -kee].
  1. a collection of books; a library.
  2. a list of books, especially a bookseller's catalog.
  3. Obsolete. the Bible.


bibliotheca

/ ˌbɪblɪəʊˈθiːkə /

noun

  1. a library or collection of books
  2. a printed catalogue compiled by a bibliographer


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Other Words From

  • bibli·o·thecal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bibliotheca1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bibliotheca1

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

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Example Sentences

I know not how the collection of the author of the Bibliotheca Lusitania became part of the royal library.

Any individual who has time and patience to expend ad libitum, cannot desire a fairer field of exercise than the ‘Bibliotheca.’

The last edition of the Bibliotheca bibliothecarum was printed at Leipzig in 1682.

Eight subject indexes—only the fourth is not alphabetical—make the Bibliotheca bibliothecarum fully usable.

A bibliotheca philosophica of that time would include as a matter of course everything but theology, law, and medicine.

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