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analects

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noun plural an·a·lects \ˈa-nə-ˌlek(t)s\

Definition of analects

  1. :  selected miscellaneous written passages



Variants of analects

also analecta play \ˌa-nə-ˈlek-tə\

Origin of analects

New Latin analecta, from Greek analekta, neuter plural of analektos, verbal of analegein to collect, from ana- + legein to gather — more at legend


First Known Use: 1652


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