from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.
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- n. A selective collection of passages from various sources or by various authors; an anthology
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A selection of passages from various authors, usually made for the purpose of instruction; a miscellany.
In 1500 he published a little book, Adagiorum collectanea, an anthology of proverbs and sayings derived from classical sources, a slim little volume with only 818 items, all taken from Latin sources.
Iulii Solini collectanea rerum memorabilium, ed. Theodor Mommsen (Berlin, 1864), 17.
Many other curious specimens are in my collectanea, among them: one swaller dont make no summer, I never seen nothing I would of rather saw, and once a child gets burnt once it wont never stick its hand in no fire no more, and so on.
In the collectanea of Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, of Russell, Kansas, a very careful observer, are many curious specimens.
Some of the more familiar conjugations of verbs in the American common speech, as recorded by Charters or Lardner or derived from my own collectanea, are here set down:
Thus I find mazuma in a Word-List from Kansas, from the collectanea of Judge J.C. Ruppenthal, of Russell, Kansas, Dialect Notes, vol. iv, pt. v, 1916, p. 322.
This volume of collectanea is divided into two parts.
Dunelmensis opera et collectanea, containing everything ever ascribed to him except the Historia ecclesiae Dunelmensis, ed. with introduction by HINDE in Surtees Soc.,
The completed portions pertain mainly to the first two acts; for the rest we have an immense mass of schemes, arguments, excerpts and collectanea.
I delight in the analecta, the collectanea, as I may call them, of the preceding day's dinner, which appear on such occasions --- And see, there is Jenny going to ring the dinner-bell. ''