bibliotheca

noun
bib·​lio·​the·​ca | \ ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈthē-kə How to pronounce bibliotheca (audio) \
plural bibliothecas or bibliothecae\ ˌbi-​blē-​ə-​ˈthē-​ˌsē How to pronounce bibliothecae (audio) , -​ˌkē \

Definition of bibliotheca

1 : a collection of books
2 : a list of books

Other Words from bibliotheca

bibliothecal \ ˌbi-​blē-​ə-​ˈthē-​kəl How to pronounce bibliothecal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bibliotheca

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for bibliotheca

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

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“Bibliotheca.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bibliotheca. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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