analects

plural noun
an·a·lects | \ˈa-nə-ˌlek(t)s \
variants: or less commonly analecta \ˌa-nə-ˈlek-tə \

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First Known Use of analects

1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analects

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

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