summa

[soom-uh, suhm-uh]
noun, plural summae [soom-ahy, suhm-ee] , summas.
1.
a comprehensive work or series of works covering, synthesizing, or summarizing a particular field or subject.
2.
a work or series of works that is a summary of all human knowledge.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; Latin: sum

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summa (ˈsʊmɑː)
 
n , pl -mae
1.  medieval Christianity theol a compendium of theology, philosophy, or canon law, or sometimes of all three together. The Summa Theologica of St Thomas Aquinas, written between 1265 and 1274, was the most famous of all such compendia
2.  rare a comprehensive work or survey
 
[C15: from Latin: sum1]

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