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

less commonly

analecta

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Origin and Etymology 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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