noun (plural summae /-miː/)chiefly archaic
A summary of a subject: the Wake is a summa of Joyce’s microtextual practice
More example sentences
- Even the inquisitorial bishops and curia officials granted that he had written a virtual summa.
- Work as distraction - that is the summa of Voltaire's wisdom.
- His last major paper - ‘Classicism’, published or delivered in 1960, not long before his death - was his summa or summing up of a lifetime of reflection and argument.
early 18th century: from Latin, literally 'sum total' (a sense reflected in Middle English).
Definition of summa in:
- The US English dictionary