analects


analects
analects (n.) 1650s, "literary gleanings," from Gk. analekta, lit. "things chosen," neuter plural of analektos "select, choice," verbal adj. of analegein "to gather up, collect," from ana- "up" (see ANA- (Cf. ana-)) + legein "to gather," also "to choose words," hence "to speak" (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)).

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  • Analects — Traditional Chinese 論語 Simplified Chinese 论 …   Wikipedia

  • analects — [an΄ə lek′təan′ə lekts΄] pl.n. [L analecta < Gr analekta < analegein, to collect < ana , up + legein, to gather] collected literary excerpts or passages: also analecta [an΄ə lek′tə] the Analects a collection of Confucius teachings …   English World dictionary

  • Analects — An a*lects ([a^]n [.a]*l[e^]kts), ||Analecta An a*lec ta ([a^]n [.a]*l[e^]k t[.a]), n. pl. [Gr. ana lekta fr. anale gein to collect; ana + le gein to gather.] A collection of literary fragments. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analects — also analecta noun plural Etymology: New Latin analecta, from Greek analekta, neuter plural of analektos, verbal of analegein to collect, from ana + legein to gather more at legend Date: 1652 selected miscellaneous written passages …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • analects — analectic, adj. /an l ekts /, n.pl. selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors. Also, analecta /an l ek teuh/. [1615 25; < L analecta < Gk análekta, neut. pl. of análektos (verbal adj. of analégein to pick up, gather …   Universalium

  • analects — noun A collection of excerpts or quotes. Syn: analecta …   Wiktionary

  • Analects — Литературный сборник …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • analects — Synonyms and related words: Festschrift, adage, album, ana, anthology, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, beauties, byword, canon, catchword, chrestomathy, clippings, collectanea, collected sayings, collected works, collection, compilation, complete… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • analects — an·a·lects || ænÉ™lekts n. extracts from a literary work or from a collection of literary works …   English contemporary dictionary

  • analects — [ anəlɛkts] (also analecta ˌanə lɛktə) plural noun a collection of short literary or philosophical extracts. Origin ME: via L. from Gk analekta things gathered up , from ana up + legein gather …   English new terms dictionary


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