bibliotheca

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bibliothēca, from Ancient Greek βιβλιοθήκη (bibliothḗkē, library). Equivalent to biblio- +‎ -theca. 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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.)


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bibliotheca (plural bibliothecas)

  1. library

Latin[edit]

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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 noun.

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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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).