bibliotheca

noun
bib·lio·the·ca | \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈthē-kə \
plural bibliothecas or bibliothecae\ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈthē-ˌsē, -ˌkē \

Definition of bibliotheca 

1 : a collection of books

2 : a list of books

Other Words from bibliotheca

bibliothecal \ˌbi-blē-ə-ˈthē-kəl \ 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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