analects

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

analects pl

  1. A collection of excerpts or quotes.

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Usage notesEdit

Most commonly used to refer to the Analects of Confucius, translating Chinese 論語, 论语.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 18:16