analects

[ an-l-ekts ]
/ ˈæn lˌɛkts /

plural noun

selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
Also an·a·lec·ta [an-l-ek-tuh] /ˌæn lˈɛk tə/.

Origin of analects

1615–25; < Latin analecta < Greek análekta, neuter plural of análektos (verbal adjective of analégein to pick up, gather up), equivalent to ana- ana- + -lek- gather (variant of -leg-) + -tos verbal adjective suffix

Related forms

an·a·lec·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for analecta

analects

analecta (ˌænəˈlɛktə)

/ (ˈænəˌlɛkts) /

pl n

selected literary passages from one or more works

Derived Forms

analectic, adjective

Word Origin for analects

C17: via Latin from Greek analekta, from analegein to collect up, from legein to gather
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