plural dactyliothecas
or dactyliothecae
: a case for a collection (as of rings, gems, or seals)
: a book reproducing illustrations of or cataloging a collection of gems and rings

Word History


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 10 Dec. 2023.

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