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[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 used as an adjective in Caesar's Dicta collectanea and as a noun in Solinus' Collectanea.
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