"librarian," 1610s, from Latin bibliothecarius, from bibliotheca (see bibliothek). An earlier form in English was bibliothecar (1580s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Related Words for bibliothecary

curator, cataloger, bibliothecary

Examples from the Web for bibliothecary

Historical Examples of bibliothecary

  • In the latter he found the Lector colder than ever, the Bibliothecary warmer, the household more inflated.

    Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)

    Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

  • My ten minutes passed very rapidly in conversation with these two experts in books, the bibliopole and the bibliothecary.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe

    Oliver Wendell Holmes