miscellanea

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin miscellus (mixed), from misceō (to mix).

Noun[edit]

miscellanea (plural miscellanea)

  1. (countable) A miscellaneous collection of different things; a miscellany.
    • 1897, George Egerton, Symphonies, page 238:
      Bright copper utensils, strings of onions, and gigantic sausages, wine-skins, chillies, and castanets hung with a miscellanea of all kinds from the roof and walls.
    • 1917, The New Republic, volume 9, page 89: 
      Long tables of statistics from the Census Reports, extracts from books, and sometimes whole books reappear in the Record, jumbled into a miscellanea that includes a flamboyant discourse on “ The Outlook for Prosperity,”
    • 1989, Thomas G. Pavel, Fictional Worlds, page 70:
      Through a renewed process of selection, miscellanea are cut down to compendia, which, once structurally organized, become texts
  2. (extremely rare) plural form of miscellaneum

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Noun[edit]

miscellanea f (plural miscellanee)

  1. miscellany

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miscellānea

  1. nominative feminine singular of miscellāneus
  2. nominative neuter plural of miscellāneus
  3. accusative neuter plural of miscellāneus
  4. vocative feminine singular of miscellāneus
  5. nominative neuter plural of miscellāneus

miscellāneā

  1. ablative feminine singular of miscellāneus