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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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Among the ethical values and maxims propagated in the Lunyu [phrase omitted], one point stands out as a pervasive concern: a noble man or a worthy follower of Confucius' teachings does not worry about recognition or status.
In this study of Confucius, the Analects, and early Chinese thought, the author argues that the Analects is not the earliest source of the teachings of Confucius; he criticizes the Lunyu-centric approach to Kongzi and advocates for subordinating Lunyu studies to the study of Kongzi in general.
The Jesuit Reading of Confucius: The First Complete Translation of the Lunyu (1687) Published in the West.
Ele mesmo afirmara: "nao invento, apenas repasso" (Confucio, Lunyu, 7, 1, traducao minha) (3) e "amo os antigos, e os imito" (Confucio, Lunyu, 7, 1, traducao minha).
En este tratado las sentencias que Navarrete incluye traducidas proceden, fundamentalmente del Lunyu de Confucio (referidas en el texto como <<Lun Iu>>).
See for instance Guo Xiaohong, "Cong Lunyu Gui gushi zhuanhao kan xiandai Zhongguo de wenhua chongtu" [Cultural Conflicts in the Modern Period as Reflected in the Analects Ghost-story special issues]," Taiyuan Shifan xueyuan xuebao 3.
Lunyu, also known as the Analects of Confucius (hereafter referred to as "the Analects"), is a record of the words, acts and thoughts of Confucius by his disciples and his followers.
New analects (Xin lunyu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Los Sishu (Cuatro Libros), compilaciones de los dichos de Confucio y Mencio y de los comentarios de seguidores sobre sus ensenanzas, son el Lunyu (Analectas), un conjunto de maximas de Confucio que forman la base de su moral y filosofia politica; Ta Hsueh (El gran saber); Chung Yung (La doctrina del metodo), que contiene algunas de las declaraciones filosoficas de Confucio sistematizadas con comentarios y exposiciones de sus discipulos, y el Mengzi (Libro de Meng), que contiene las ensenanzas de Mencio, uno de los principales seguidores de Confucio.
Waley The Analects, (Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching 1999); Confucius Lunyu (In English The Analects of Confucius), translation and notes by Simon Leys (New York: W.
In so doing, it provided a blueprint for later works for and by women such as the Nu Lunyu, the Nu Xiaojing and technical treatises for families.