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anecdote

[ an-ik-doht ]
/ 藞忙n 瑟k藢do蕣t /
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noun, plural an路ec路dotes or, for 2, an路ec路do路ta [an-ik-doh-tuh]. /藢忙n 瑟k藞do蕣 t蓹/.
a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature.
a short, obscure historical or biographical account.

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Origin of anecdote

1670鈥80; <New Latin anecdota or French anecdotes<Late Greek, Greek an茅kdota things unpublished (referring especially to Procopius' unpublished memoirs of Justinian and Theodora), neuter plural of an茅kdotos, equivalent to an-an-1 + 茅kdotos given out, verbal adjective of ekdid贸nai to give out, publish (ek-ec- + did贸nai to give)

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH anecdote

anecdote , antedate, antidote
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British Dictionary definitions for anecdote

anecdote
/ (藞忙n瑟k藢d蓹蕣t) /

noun
a short usually amusing account of an incident, esp a personal or biographical one

Derived forms of anecdote

anecdotic, adjectiveanecdotalist or anecdotist, noun

Word Origin for anecdote

C17: from Medieval Latin anecdota unpublished items, from Greek anekdotos unpublished, from an- + ekdotos published, from ekdidonai, from ek- out + didonai to give
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