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Borrowed 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.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ænˈθɒlədʒi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ænˈθɑləd͡ʒi/
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  • Hyphenation: an‧thol‧ogy
  • Rhymes: -ɒlədʒi

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anthology (plural anthologies)

  1. A collection of literary works, such as poems or short stories, especially a collection from various authors.
  2. (attributive) A work or series containing various stories with no direct relation to one another.
  3. (by extension) An assortment of things.
  4. The study of flowers.

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