florilegium

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Renaissance Latin flōrilēgium, calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthología, flower-gathering) (compare English anthology), so called because flowers were used as symbols of the finer sensibility of literature.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

florilegium (plural florilegia)

  1. A collection of flowers
  2. A patristic anthology

ReferencesEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Calque of Ancient Greek ἀνθολογία (anthología, flower-gathering). Surface analysis: flōrilegus (flower-gathering, adjective) +‎ -ium (nominalizing suffix).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flōrilegium n (genitive flōrilegiī or flōrilegī); second declension

  1. (Renaissance Latin) anthology

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative flōrilegium flōrilegia
Genitive flōrilegiī
flōrilegī1
flōrilegiōrum
Dative flōrilegiō flōrilegiīs
Accusative flōrilegium flōrilegia
Ablative flōrilegiō flōrilegiīs
Vocative flōrilegium flōrilegia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

DescendantsEdit

  • English: florilegium
  • French: florilège
  • Italian: florilegio
  • Spanish: florilegio