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an·a·lec·ta [an-l- ek-t uh] /ˌæn lˈɛk tə/
Origin of analects 1615–25;
neuter plural of
(verbal adjective of
to pick up, gather up), equivalent to
gather (variant of
verbal adjective suffix
Related forms an·a·lec·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for analectic British Dictionary definitions for analectic analects analecta ( ˌænəˈlɛktə) selected literary passages from one or more works Derived Forms analectic, adjective Word Origin
C17: via Latin from Greek
analekta, from analegein to collect up, from legein to gather
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Word Origin and History for analectic analects n.
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.)).
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