[ soom-uh, suhm-uh ]
/ ˈsʊm ə, ˈsʌm ə /
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noun, plural sum·mae [soom-ahy, suhm-ee], /ˈsʊm aɪ, ˈsʌm i/, sum·mas.

a comprehensive work or series of works covering, synthesizing, or summarizing a particular field or subject.
a work or series of works that is a summary of all human knowledge.



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Origin of summa

1400–50; late Middle English <Medieval Latin; Latin: sum
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British Dictionary definitions for summa

/ (ˈsʊmɑː) /

noun plural -mae (-miː)

medieval Christianity theol a compendium of theology, philosophy, or canon law, or sometimes of all three together. The Summa Theologica of St Thomas Aquinas, written between 1265 and 1274, was the most famous of all such compendia
rare a comprehensive work or survey
C15: from Latin: sum 1
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