[ an-l-ekts ]
/ ˈæn lˌɛkts /
selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM analectsan·a·lec·tic, adjective
Words nearby analects
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Example sentences from the Web for analectic
The magazine was bought by Moses Thomas, in 1812, who changed its name to the Analectic.
British Dictionary definitions for analectic
/ (ˈænəˌlɛkts) /
selected literary passages from one or more works
Derived forms of analectsanalectic, adjective
Word Origin for analects
C17: via Latin from Greek analekta, from analegein to collect up, from legein to gather
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