Bodleian

adjective
Bod·​lei·​an | \ (ˈ)bäd¦lēən \

Definition of Bodleian

: belonging to the Bodleian Library of Oxford University

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History and Etymology for Bodleian

Sir Thomas Bodley †1613 English scholar (who restored the Oxford library) + English -ian

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“Bodleian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bodleian. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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