dactyliotheca

noun
dac·​tyl·​i·​o·​the·​ca | \ dak¦tilēə¦thēkə \
plural dactyliothecas\ -​kəz \ or dactyliothecae\ -​(ˌ)sē \

Definition of dactyliotheca

1 : a case for a collection (as of rings, gems, or seals)
2 : a book reproducing illustrations of or cataloging a collection of gems and rings

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History and Etymology for dactyliotheca

Latin, from Greek daktyliothēkē, from daktylio- dactylio- + thēkē case, cover

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“Dactyliotheca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dactyliotheca. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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