Bodleian

[ bod-lee-uhn, bod-lee- ]
/ bɒdˈli ən, ˈbɒd li- /

noun

the library of Oxford University, reestablished by Sir Thomas Bodley, 1545–1613, English diplomat and scholar.

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to this library.

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Origin of Bodleian

After Sir Thomas Bodley;see -an

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British Dictionary definitions for Bodleian

Bodleian
/ (bɒdˈliːən, ˈbɒdlɪ-) /

noun

the principal library of Oxford University: a copyright deposit library

Word Origin for Bodleian

C17: named after Sir Thomas Bodley (1545–1613), English scholar who founded it in 1602
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