analects

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

1658, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλεκτα (análekta, things chosen), from ἀνα- (ana-, up) + λέγειν (légein, to gather).[1] Compare lecture.

Noun[edit]

analects (plural only)

  1. A collection of excerpts or quotes.

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Usage notes[edit]

Typically in reference or comparison to the Analects of Confucius, based on James Legge's use of the term in his influential translation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ analects” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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