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Calque of Old English bōchord (“library, collection of books”), equivalent to book + hoard.
bookhoard (plural bookhoards)
- (very rare, Anglo-Saxonism) collection of books, library
- 1850, Alexander M. Burrill, A New Law Dictionary and Glossary (Law), John S. Voorhies, page 153:
- BOC HORDE. Sax. [quasi bookhoard.] / A place where books, writing or evidences were kept.
- 1876, Herbert Newman Mozley and George Crispe Whiteley, A Concise Law Dictionary, Digitized edition, Butterworths, page 48:
- BOCHORD is, as it were, bookhoard, or a hoard for books, that is, a place where books, writings or evidences are kept.
- 1884, George Stephens, Handbook of the old-Northern Runic Monuments of Scandinavia and England, Digitized edition, published 2009, →ISBN, page 86:
- From the excessively rare double-folio engraving "Cornu Aurei Typus", an impression of which is in my own bookhoard; another is in the Danish National Library.
- 2006 November 14, “Heathen Bookhoard A Reading List”, in Asatru Religion, retrieved 2012-02-21:
- Heathen Bookhoard A Reading List