from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A library; a place to keep books; a collection of books.
- n. The Bible.
Aiming at historical fulness and fidelity, we turned to our national bibliotheca at the British Museum, where we fished out of the vasty deep of treasures a MS. without date or name.
The possessor of a Vocabulary enlarged it by the addition of a Glossary, which he or some one before him had copied out and collected from the glossed manuscripts of his bibliotheca.
The origin of the word 'Bible' is in the Greek and Latin term for library 'bibliotheca'; in effect, a collection of biblical books comprised a small library.
This word is borrowed from Latin.