an accumulation literary fragments
- an accumulation of excerpts from a literary work
- Alt. of Analecta
1650s, "literary gleanings," from Latinized type of Greek analekta, actually "things selected," neuter plural of analektos "pick, option," spoken adjective of analegein "to gather up, collect," from ana- "up" (see ana-) + legein "to gather," in addition "to select words," thus "to talk" (see lecture (n.)).
(n. pl.) Alt. of Analecta
A universal thirst set in for Occidental science and literature, so that students occupied themselves everywhere with readers and grammars modelled on European lines rather than with the Analects or the Kojiki.