florilegium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Renaissance Latin flōrilēgium, calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία ‎(anthología, flower-gathering) (cfr. 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. An anthology

References[edit]

  • OED, 2nd edition, 1989

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flōrilēgium n ‎(genitive flōrilēgiī); second declension

  1. (Renaissance Latin) anthology

Declension[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative flōrilēgium flōrilēgia
genitive flōrilēgiī flōrilēgiōrum
dative flōrilēgiō flōrilēgiīs
accusative flōrilēgium flōrilēgia
ablative flōrilēgiō flōrilēgiīs
vocative flōrilēgium flōrilēgia

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