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Topic: LITERATURE

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: anthologia, from Greek, 'gathering flowers', from anthos ( ANTHER) + logia 'collecting'

anthology

noun
     
an‧thol‧o‧gy plural anthologies [countable]
TCN a set of stories, poems, songs etc by different people collected together in one book [= collection]:
an anthology of American literature
anthologist noun [countable]
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