florilegium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Renaissance Latin flōrilēgium, calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthología, flower-gathering) (compare English anthology), so called because flowers were used as symbols of the finer sensibility of literature.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

florilegium (plural florilegia)

  1. A collection of flowers
  2. A patristic anthology

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthología, flower-gathering). Surface analysis: flōrilegus (flower-gathering, adjective) +‎ -ium (nominalizing suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flōrilegium n (genitive flōrilegiī); second declension

  1. (Renaissance Latin) anthology

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative flōrilegium flōrilegia
genitive flōrilegiī
flōrilegī1
flōrilegiōrum
dative flōrilegiō flōrilegiīs
accusative flōrilegium flōrilegia
ablative flōrilegiō flōrilegiīs
vocative flōrilegium flōrilegia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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