bibliotheca

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bibliothēca, from Ancient Greek βιβλιοθήκη (bibliothḗkē, library). See bibliotheke.

Noun[edit]

bibliotheca (plural bibliothecas or bibliothecae)

  1. (obsolete) A library.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bibliotheca in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌbi.bljoˈte.ka/

Noun[edit]

bibliotheca (plural bibliothecas)

  1. library

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βιβλιοθήκη (bibliothḗkē, library), from βιβλίον (biblíon) + θήκη (thḗkē).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bibliothēca f (genitive bibliothēcae); first declension

  1. a library (room for books or collection of books)

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bibliothēca bibliothēcae
genitive bibliothēcae bibliothēcārum
dative bibliothēcae bibliothēcīs
accusative bibliothēcam bibliothēcās
ablative bibliothēcā bibliothēcīs
vocative bibliothēca bibliothēcae

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References[edit]

  • bibliotheca in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bibliotheca in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “bibliotheca”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • bibliotheca” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to bury oneself in one's library: se abdere in bibliothecam suam
  • bibliotheca in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bibliotheca in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016
  • bibliotheca in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

bibliotheca f (plural bibliothecas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of biblioteca (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).