Bodleian

Bodleian

[bod-lee-uhn, bod-lee-]
noun
1.
the library of Oxford University, reestablished by Sir Thomas Bodley, 1545–1613, English diplomat and scholar.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or belonging to this library.

Origin:
after Sir Thomas Bodley; see -an

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Bodleian (bɒdˈliːən, ˈbɒdlɪ-)
 
n
the principal library of Oxford University: a copyright deposit library
 
[C17: named after Sir Thomas Bodley (1545--1613), English scholar who founded it in 1602]

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Bodleian
from Sir Thomas Bodley (15451613), who in 1597 refounded the library at Oxford University.
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