thesaurus


thesaurus
thesaurus (n.) 1823, "treasury, storehouse," from L. thesaurus "treasury, treasure," from Gk. thesauros "a treasure, treasury, storehouse, chest," from root of tithenai "to put, to place." The meaning "encyclopedia filled with information" is from 1840, but existed earlier as thesaurarie (1590s), used as a title by early dictionary compilers. Meaning "collection of words arranged according to sense" is first attested 1852 in Roget's title. Thesaur is attested in Middle English with the meaning "treasure" (15c.-16c.).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

Synonyms:
, / (especially of knowledge)


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  • thesaurus — thésaurus ou thesaurus [ tezɔrys ] n. m. • 1904; lat. thesaurus « trésor » ♦ Didact. 1 ♦ Recueil ou lexique de philologie ou d archéologie. 2 ♦ (mil. XXe; sous l infl. de l angl.) Doc., ling. Répertoire alphabétique de termes normalisés pour l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • THESAURUS — pecunia in futuros usus recondita a privatis, ita ut neque memoria exstet, neque dominum habeat, l. 1. ff. de acquir. rer. dom. sive, ut definit M. Aurelius Cassiodorus, l. 6. Ep. 8. Depositiva pecunia, quae longâ temporis vetustate competentes… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • thesaurus — index treasury Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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