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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία(anthología, flower-gathering), from ἀνθολογέω(anthologéō, I gather flowers), from ἄνθος(ánthos, flower) + λέγω(légō, I gather, pick up, collect), coined by Meleager of Gadara circa 60 BCE, originally as Στέφανος (στέφανος(stéphanos, garland)) to describe a collection of poetry, later retitled anthology – see Greek Anthology. Anthologiai were collections of small Greek poems and epigrams, because in Greek culture the flower symbolized the finer sentiments that only poetry can express.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ænˈθɒlədʒɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ænˈθɑlədʒi/
  • Hyphenation: an‧thol‧ogy

NounEdit

anthology ‎(plural anthologies)

  1. A collection of literary works, such as poems or short stories.
  2. (by extension) An assortment of things.

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