Bodleian Bod"lei*an, a. Of or pertaining to Sir Thomas Bodley, or to the celebrated library at Oxford, founded by him in the sixteenth century. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bodleian — from Sir Thomas Bodley (1545 1613), who in 1597 refounded the library at Oxford University …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bodleian — [bäd lē′ən, bäd′lē ən] adj. [after Sir T. Bodley (1545 1613), Eng statesman & scholar who restored it] designating or of the Oxford University library …   English World dictionary

  • bodleian — (ˈ) bäd|lēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Sir Thomas Bodley died 1613 English scholar (who restored the Oxford library) + English ian : belonging to the Bodleian Library of Oxford University …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bodleian — /bod lee euhn, bod lee /, n. 1. the library of Oxford University, reestablished by Sir Thomas Bodley, 1545 1613, English diplomat and scholar. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or belonging to this library. [after Sir Thomas Bodley; see AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bodleian — adjective Of or pertaining to (1545–1613), English diplomat and scholar and founder of the …   Wiktionary

  • Bodleian — n. Oxford University Library that bears the name of Sir Thomas Bodley …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bodleian — bod·lei·an …   English syllables

  • Bodleian — /ˈbɒdliən/ (say bodleeuhn), /bɒdˈliən/ (say bod leeuhn) noun the chief library of Oxford University, re established by Sir Thomas Bodley, 1545–1613, English diplomat and scholar …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bodleian Library — Entrance to the Library, with the coats of arms of several Oxford colleges Country United Kingdom Type …   Wikipedia

  • BODLEIAN LIBRARY — BODLEIAN LIBRARY, the official library of the University of Oxford, named after sir thomas bodley who refounded it. It is one of the world s greatest libraries, and second in importance in England only to the British Museum. There were Hebrew… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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