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an·a·lects

 (ăn′ə-lĕkts′) also an·a·lec·ta (ăn′ə-lĕk′tə)
pl.n.
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.

analects

(ˈænəˌlɛkts) or

analecta

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

an•a•lects

(ˈæn lˌɛkts)

also an•a•lec•ta

(ˌæn lˈɛk tə)

n.pl.
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.

Analects

 literary gleanings.
Examples: analects . . . is taken for collections of scraps out of authors, 1658; analects in verse and prose, 1770.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"