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collectanea

[kol-ek-tey-nee-uh] /ˌkɒl ɛkˈteɪ ni ə/
plural noun
1.
collected passages, especially as arranged in a miscellany or anthology.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Latin, neuter plural of collēctāneus gathered together, equivalent to collēct(us) (past participle of colligere; see collect1) + -āneus adj. suffix
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collectanea

/ˌkɒlɛkˈteɪnɪə/
plural noun
1.
a collection of excerpts from one or more authors; miscellany; anthology
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from collectāneus assembled, from colligere to collect1
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