from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of books; a library.
- n. A catalog of books.
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- n. A library.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A library.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A library; a place to keep books; a collection of books.
- n. The Bible.
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- n. a collection of books
At first his superiors commissioned him to edit the "bibliotheca" (Myriobiblion) of Photius.
Note 18: Ebrard of Béthune, Liber antiheresis (written before 1212), in Maxima bibliotheca veterum patrum 224, 1525 — 84. back
Opera omnia ¦ haetenus edita auctor ante obitum recensuit ¦ posthuma vero, totius naturae explicationem complectentia, in lucem nunc primum prodeunt ex bibliotheca ¦ Henrici-Ludovici-Haberti Mon-Morii ¦ [Accessit Samuelis Sorberii praefatio, in qua de vita et moribus Petri Gassendi disseritur.]
Besides private libraries, each large Mosque had its bibliotheca, every MS. of which was marked with the word “Wakf” (entailed bequest), or
Apud desidiosissimos ergo videbis quicquid orationum historiarumque est, tecto tenus exstructa loculamenta; jam enim inter balnearia et thermas bibliotheca quoque ut necessarium domus ornamentum expolitur.
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.
'Pellibus exiguis artatur Livius ingens, quem mea non totum bibliotheca capit.'
The sacred edifice, completely in their hands, was soon laid waste; they broke down the altars, destroyed the monuments, and -- much will the bibliophile deplore it -- set fire to their immense library "_ingens bibliotheca_," maliciously tearing into pieces all their valuable and numerous charters, evidences, and writings.
"Similiter et de libris, quorum magna in bibliotheca sua copiam congregavit: statuit ut ab iis qui eos habere uellet, justo pretio redimeretur, pretin in pauperes erogaretur."
Besides several _Biblia optima in duobus voluminibus_, or complete copies of the Bible, many separate books of the inspired writers are noted down; indeed the catalogue lays before us a superb array of fine biblical treasures, rendered doubly valuable by copious and useful glossaries; and embracing many a rare Hebrew MS. Bible, _bibliotheca hebraice_, and precious commentary.