bibliothecal, adj.
/bib'lee euh thee"keuh/, n., pl. bibliothecas, bibliothecae /-kee/.
1. a collection of books; a library.
2. a list of books, esp. a bookseller's catalog.
3. Obs. the Bible.
[1820-25; < L: library, collection of books (ML: Bible; cf. OE bibliothece Bible) < Gk bibliothéke. See BIBLIO-, THECA]

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