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A selection of passages from one or more authors; an anthology.

[Latin collēctānea, from neuter pl. of collēctāneus, collected, from collēctus; see collect2.]


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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of excerpts from one or more authors; miscellany; anthology
[C18: from Latin, from collectāneus assembled, from colligere to collect1]


(ˌkɒl ɛkˈteɪ ni ə)
collected passages, esp. as arranged in a miscellany or anthology.
[1785–95; < Latin, neuter pl. of collēctāneus gathered together =collēct(us), past participle of colligere (see collect1) + -āneus adj. suffix (see -an1, -eous)]


a miscellany of passages from an author or authors, sometimes assembled for teaching purposes.
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 a miscellany of passages collected from various authors, 1791. See also anthology.
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McManaway, "The Theatrical Collectanea of Daniel Lysons," Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 51 (1957): 334.
Worthen, "Augustine's De Trinitate and Anselm's Proslogion: 'Exercere Lectorem,"' in Collectanea Augustiniana, ed.
Freeman, "Figure and History: A Contemporary Reassessment of Augustine's Hermeneutic," in Collectanea Augustiniana III: Augustine, Presbyter Factus Sum, ed.
o la De Mirabilibus Mundi, obra subtitulada como Collectanea Rerum Memorabilum, de Cayo Julio Solino, cuya vida y obra transcurriera a mediados del siglo IV.
The cartographical expression of the territory of Lithuania (A historical review), Collectanea acta geographica Lithuania, 21-31 [online] [cited 2013].
137-39, citing an advertisement dated 31 December 1743 in Lysons' Collectanea.
E un po' quello che avviene nel dipinto di Bruegel Proverbi fiamminghi, ispirato ai cinquecenteschi Adagiorum collectanea di Erasmo da Rotterdam, dove si trovano raffigurati in un unico caleidoscopico mondo alla rovescia ben 118 proverbi tratti dalla saggezza popolare: cosi come nel quadro di Bruegel ciascuna delle immagini dipinte, vere e proprie imagines agentes, rimanda per via mnemotecnica al detto rappresentato, allo stesso modo i proverbi del Cunto possono risolversi in suggerimento mnemonico non solo della favola ma, ancor meglio, della sua morale di cui rimangono antichi e tradizionali depositari, "rovine che stanno al posto di antiche storie, e in cui, come l'edera intorno a un resto di muro, una morale si avvolge intorno a un gesto" (Benjamin 273).
The introductory chapter by Jocelyn Chey, "Youmo and the Chinese Sense of Humour," provides a nuanced and comprehensive overview of the history of humor in China based on the chapters in the book; it begins with the physicality of laughter in Traditional Chinese Medicine, then moves through Confucian and Daoist concepts of humor, the biographies of huaji "court jesters" found in the standard histories, the use of wit in persuasions made by scholar-officials at court, humorous anecdotes culled from Chinese collectanea, and the importance of the Shishuo xinyu (A new account of tales of the world) in showing how humor was used to negotiate relationships between elites.
The Greek text was often left untranslated and abbreviations such as CA (J U Powell's Collectanea Alexandrina [Oxford 1925] and SH (H Lloyd-Jones & P Parsons, Supplementum Hellenisticum [Berlin 1983]) were left unglossed.
39) The annotations include corrections, factual information, and details of additional texts, including, for example, the following footnote to the printed account of the "Birth and Christening of Ladie Elizabeth," entered in ink by John Gough Nichols: "An account in Latin of the Christening of Queen Elizabeth is in Leland's Collectanea, I 663, among the additions by Hearne, taken from a MS in Corpus Christi College Cambridge.
Capellae Apostolicae Sixtinaeque collectanea acta monumenta, 11
49) Vagaggini, Theological Dimensions, 777-778: Graef, "Flowering"; and see, too, Marie-Genevieve Guillous, "La louange a l'ecole de sainte Gertrude," Collectanea Cisterciensia 53 (1991): 175.