n. collection of literary works, anthology; miscellany

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Collectanea — Col lec*ta ne*a, n. pl. [Neut. pl. from L. collectaneus collected, fr. colligere. See {Collect}, v. t.] Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collectanĕa — (lat.), s. Kollektaneen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Collectanea — Collectanĕa (lat.), s. Kollektaneen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • collectanea — index selection (collection) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • collectanea — ˌkä(ˌ)lekˈtānēə noun plural Etymology: Latin, neuter plural of collectaneus collected, from collectus, past participle of colligere to collect : collected writings : literary items forming a collection its past development, as partly revealed by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • collectanea — noun plural Etymology: Latin, neuter plural of collectaneus collected, from collectus, past participle Date: 1791 collected writings; also literary items forming a collection …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • collectanea — /kol ek tay nee euh/, collected passages, esp. as arranged in a miscellany or anthology. [1785 95; < L, neut. pl. of COLLECTANEUS gathered together, equiv. to collect(us) (ptp. of colligere; see COLLECT1) + aneus adj. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • collectanea — noun A selective collection of passages from various sources or by various authors; an anthology …   Wiktionary

  • collectanea — Synonyms and related words: Festschrift, album, ana, analects, anthology, aquarium, assortment, beauties, body, canon, chrestomathy, clippings, collected works, collection, compilation, complete works, conglomerate, conglomeration, corpus,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Collectanea — Col|lec|ta|nea 〈a. [ ′ ] Pl.〉 = Kollektanea …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Collectanea — Col|lec|ta|nea [k...] vgl. ↑Kollektaneen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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