One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
also treated as singular Passages, remarks, and other pieces of text collected from various sources.
collection, selection, anthology, treasury, compendium, album, corpus, miscellany, pot-pourriView synonyms
- ‘Constituting an important portion of the ancient literature of China, classified books and collectanea are the embodiment of the wisdom of the past.’
- ‘To convey this message, a ‘collectanea’ of observations and corresponding images are used.’
Mid 17th century: Latin, neuter plural of collectaneus ‘gathered together’.
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