Definition of bibliotheca in English:
noun (plural bibliothecae-kē or bibliothecas)
- As the author notes, it was not uncommon to call an entire Bible a bibliotheca - a ‘library.’
- The bibliotheca, located close beside the Cathedral, is known for its collection of centuries-old Western books.
- Most libraries have shelves of books that cover a genre or style; a bibliotheca would have entire rooms, specialising in poetry, architecture, science, design and music.
1.1A list of books in a catalog, especially for use by a bookseller.
- Mayer has published a bibliotheca of casuists, containing an account of all the writers on cases of conscience.
- He first published a Bibliotheca sacra (1709), an index of all the editions of the Bible.
- The same author published a 'Bibliotheca Chirurgica' and a 'Bibliotheca Medicinae Practicae' at Berne and Basel between 1774 and 1788.
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