Word of the Week: Anthology

By: Megan Jenkins

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, anthology is “a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music.

The origins of the word stems from two Greek words, “-logia” which means collection and “anthos” which means flower, making the word “anthologia” or flower-gathering. By mid 17th century, new Latin and French changed the spelling of the word to “anthology”.

Other words associated with anthology are anthologies (the plural equivalent) and anthological (the adjective equivalent).

Basically, anthologies are a collection of arts such as poems, short stories, plays, songs, or other pieces by various authors.

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