noun \ˈs-mə, ˈsü-, ˈsə-\
plural sum·mae \ˈs-ˌmī, ˈsü-, -ˌmā; ˈsə-ˌmē, -ˌmī\

Definition of SUMMA

:  a comprehensive treatise; especially :  one by a scholastic philosopher
:  a synthesis or summary of any subject

Examples of SUMMA

  1. <the director's book is basically a summa of his views on the nature of the theatrical experience>

Origin of SUMMA

Medieval Latin, from Latin, sum
First Known Use: 1725

Rhymes with SUMMA


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