collectanea

plural noun
col·​lec·​ta·​nea | \ ˌkä-ˌlek-ˈtā-nē-ə How to pronounce collectanea (audio) \

Definition of collectanea

: collected writings also : literary items forming a collection

First Known Use of collectanea

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collectanea

borrowed from Medieval Latin collēctānea, noun derivative from neuter plural of Latin collēctāneus "assembled from various sources, collected," from collēctus, past participle of colligere "to gather together, assemble, accumulate" + -āneus, adjective suffix (from -ānus -an entry 2 + -eus -eous) — more at collect entry 2

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“Collectanea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collectanea. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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