from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Notes, anecdotes, and information upon all subjects.

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  • noun Pieces of information concerning everything.


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From Latin omnis, everything


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  • 'Hoties' -- [Greek: hoti s] -- 'whatevers,' that is, whatever is written, no matter what, true or false, -- 'omniana'; 'all sorts of varieties,' as a dear young lady once said to me.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2 Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1803


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  • n., Thoughts or scraps of information about all or many kinds of things, esp. (a collection of) notes, jottings, or short pieces of writing on various subjects.

    August 9, 2008