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library (n.)

书籍的地方,14世纪晚期,来自英法 librarie ,古法 librairielibrarie "藏书;书商的商店"(14世纪),来自拉丁文 librarium "书箱,装书的箱子"和 libraria "书商的商店",在中世纪的拉丁文中是"图书馆",名词的中性词和阴性词的用法,分别是 librarius "关于书籍",来自拉丁文 librarium "装书的箱子",来自 liber (属名词 libri )"书、纸、羊皮纸"。

拉丁文 liber (来自Proto-Italic *lufro- )原本是"树木的内皮",也许是来自PIE *lubh-ro- "叶子、果皮",是PIE根 *leub(h)- "剥皮、去皮"的衍生物(见 leaf (n.))。 比较阿尔巴尼亚语 labë "果皮,软木;"立陶宛语 luobas "私生子",拉脱维亚语 luobas "剥皮",俄语 lub "私生子",de Vaan写道,"如果没有更好的选择,我们可以推测 liber*lubh- 是同源词,可以追溯到一个PIE词或一个欧洲词'叶子,果皮'。"

在大多数罗曼斯语言中,相应的词只在"书商的商店"的意义上幸存下来(法语 libraire ,意大利语 libraria )。古英语有 bochord ,字面意思是"书囤"。作为形容词,Blount(1656)有 librarious

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Definitions of library from WordNet

library (n.)
a room where books are kept;
they had brandy in the library
library (n.)
a collection of literary documents or records kept for reference or borrowing;
library (n.)
a depository built to contain books and other materials for reading and study;
Synonyms: depository library
library (n.)
(computing) a collection of standard programs and subroutines that are stored and available for immediate use;
Synonyms: program library / subroutine library
library (n.)
a building that houses a collection of books and other materials;
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