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Origin of analects
Examples from the Web for analecta
Some additional notices of him are to be found in Wodrow's "Analecta," vol.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Wodrow has an anecdote in his delightful Analecta which shall introduce us into our subject to-night.Bunyan Characters - Third Series
Wodrow himself has made no allusion to it in his Analecta, nor has any subsequent writer noticed it on either side.Montrose
A philosophical investigator of the established national superstitions would find excellent types of all of them in the Analecta.The Book-Hunter
John Hill Burton
Certain supplementary passages to the latter volume are published in Analecta Bollandiana, i. (Paris, 1882).The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)
Henry Osborn Taylor
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Word Origin and History for analecta
1650s, "literary gleanings," from Latinized form of Greek analekta, literally "things chosen," neuter plural of analektos "select, choice," verbal adjective of analegein "to gather up, collect," from ana- "up" (see ana-) + legein "to gather," also "to choose words," hence "to speak" (see lecture (n.)).