delectus

noun

de·​lec·​tus
də̇ˈlektəs
plural -es
: a book of selected passages especially for learners of Latin or Greek

Word History

Etymology

Latin, selection, from delectus, past participle of deligere to choose out, select, from de- + -ligere (from legere to gather)

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“Delectus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/delectus. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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