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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: Latin compendere 'to weigh together', from com- ( COM-) + pendere 'to weigh'

compendium

noun
     
com‧pen‧di‧um plural compendiums or compendia [countable]
1TCN formal a book that contains a complete collection of facts, drawings etc on a particular subject:
a cricketing compendium
2 British EnglishDGB a set of different board games in a box

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