A discourse on blossoms
- an accumulation of chosen literary passages
- A discourse on plants.
- A collection of plants; a garland.
- an accumulation of blossoms of literature, that is, stunning passages from writers; a collection of poems or epigrams; -- specially applied to a collection of ancient greek language epigrams.
- A service book containing an array of pieces when it comes to event services.
1630s, "number of poetry," from Latin anthologia, from Greek anthologia "collection of tiny poems and epigrams by several writers," literally "flower-gathering," from anthos "a flower" (see anther) + logia "collection, obtaining," from legein "gather" (see lecture (letter.)). Modern sense (which emerged in belated Greek) is metaphoric, "flowers" of verse, small poems by numerous writers gathered collectively.
(n.) A discourse on plants.
- (n.) An accumulation plants; a garland.
- (letter.) A collection of flowers of literature, this is certainly, stunning passages from writers; a collection of poems or epigrams; -- specifically applied to an accumulation ancient greek language epigrams.
- (n.) A service book containing a selection of pieces when it comes to festival solutions.
The oldest authority for an epithalamium of Catullus (62) is an anthology at Paris written in the 9th century.