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 (ăn′ə-lĕkts′) also an·a·lec·ta (ăn′ə-lĕk′tə)
Selections from or parts of a literary work or group of works. Often used as a title.

[Greek analekta, selected things, from neuter pl. of analektos, gathered together, from analegein, to gather : ana-, ana- + legein, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

an′a·lec′tic adj.


(ˈænəˌlɛkts) or


pl n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) selected literary passages from one or more works
[C17: via Latin from Greek analekta, from analegein to collect up, from legein to gather]
ˌanaˈlectic adj


(ˈæn lˌɛkts)

also an•a•lec•ta

(ˌæn lˈɛk tə)
selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
[1615–25; < Latin analecta < Greek análekta, neuter pl. of análektos, v. adj. of analégein to gather up =ana- ana- + légein to gather]
an`a•lec′tic, adj.


 literary gleanings.
Examples: analects . . . is taken for collections of scraps out of authors, 1658; analects in verse and prose, 1770.
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Noun1.analects - a collection of excerpts from a literary work
excerpt, excerption, extract, selection - a passage selected from a larger work; "he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings"
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Moving a mountain' is an oft-quoted phrase that could be traced back to the Analects of Confucius.
It needs to stress that, according to the fact that Confucius made a great contribution for the amendment of "The Book of Changes", some people thought that The Analects of Confucius only discussed two kind of situations, i.
The concept of "Joy City" was inspired by the aphorism "If the neighbors are happy, people from far away will be attracted" in the Analects of Confucius.
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Written two and a half millennia ago in a language that has no genetic relationship to our own, the distance between the language and thought of these works [the Analects of Confucius, Daodejing, Mencius, Zhuangzi, and Xunzi] and that of twentieth-century Europe and America could hardly be greater.
So, let me try a brief and simple experiment in reading the Analects of Confucius, a risky business which invites conversation and perhaps correction from my Chinese colleagues who are embedded in Confucius just as I am embedded in the biblical tradition but by no means its master.
So, that leaves the Arab and West Asian buyers of Koran, Chinese buyers of Analects of Confucius or Indian buyers of the Bhagwad Gita out of the reckoning.
In a central chapter, Ashmore describes how Tao's writings make reference to the Analects of Confucius.
The oral tradition they passed down led to The Analects of Confucius, a collection of aphorisms encapsulating his teachings.
As indicated in the Analects of Confucius, politics can never be conducted if the people lose faith in it.
Arthur Waley, The Analects of Confucius (London: Allen and Unwin, 1938), 21.
The Analects of Confucius (New York: Vintage Books, 1989), 97.