Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Book: bibliophile.

Etymologies

From Greek biblion, book; see Bible.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Praestat ut altare maius exstruatur a pariete seiunctum, ut facile circumiri et in eo celebratio versus populum peragi possit.

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  • Jodocus Trutfetter, Summulae totius logicae, quod opus maius appelitare libuitur, Erfurt 1501.

    The Statue of a Writer

  • As his imperium was maius, he outranked the consuls, whose ivory curule chairs were to either side of his, and farther back.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • It reminded the citizens of Tarsus that Marcus Antonius owned imperium maius, and could execute anyone for anything.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Imperium maius we may have, but in order to enforce that, we must have command of willing soldiers.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Since between you—I discount Lepidus—you have imperium maius over nine-tenths of the Roman world and you control its legions as well as its incomes, what else can happen when you collide other than full-scale war?

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Note 33: See a new edition of Vincent's introduction, in Anna-Dorothee von den Brinken, "Geschichtsbetrachtung bei Vincenz von Beauvais: Die Apologia Actoris zum Speculum maius," Deutsches Archiv 34 (1978): 410 — 99, esp.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Around 1250, Vincent of Beauvais, royal librarian to Louis IX, completed his massive encyclopedia, the Speculum maius, in which he attempted to include all human knowledge.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • * Since I'm linking Gyula Klima, I'll also link to his On whether id quo nihil maius cogitari potest is in the understanding and his Saint Anselm's Proof.

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  • Habebat etiam semper capellam Christianorum ante maius, tentorium suum, vbi cantant Clerici publicè et apertè, ac pulsant ad horas, vt cæteri Christiani secundum mores Græcorum, quantacunque sit ibi multitudo Tartarorum, vel etiam aliorum hominum.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

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