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bibliotheca

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noun bib·lio·the·ca \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈthē-kə\

Definition of bibliotheca

plural

bibliothecas

or

bibliothecae

play \-ˌsē, -ˌkē\
  1. 1 :  a collection of books

  2. 2 :  a list of books

bibliothecal

play \-ˈthē-kəl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of bibliotheca

Latin, from Greek bibliothēkē, from bibli- + thēkē case; akin to Greek tithenai to put, place — more at do


First Known Use: circa 1824


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