collectanea

[ kol-ek-tey-nee-uh ]
/ ˌkɒl ɛkˈteɪ ni ə /

plural noun

collected passages, especially as arranged in a miscellany or anthology.

Nearby words

  1. colleague,
  2. collect,
  3. collect call,
  4. collect on delivery,
  5. collectable,
  6. collected,
  7. collected edition,
  8. collectedly,
  9. collectible,
  10. collectibles

Origin of collectanea

1785–95; < Latin, neuter plural of collēctāneus gathered together, equivalent to collēct(us) (past participle of colligere; see collect1) + -āneus adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for collectanea

collectanea

/ (ˌkɒlɛkˈteɪnɪə) /

pl n

a collection of excerpts from one or more authors; miscellany; anthology

Word Origin for collectanea

C18: from Latin, from collectāneus assembled, from colligere to collect 1

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