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) + λέγω(légō, I gather).[1] Compare lecture.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈæ.nəˌlɛk(t)s]

Noun[edit]

analects pl ‎(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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