Analecta



selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
Historical Examples

A philosophical investigator of the established national superstitions would find excellent types of all of them in the analecta.
The Book-Hunter John Hill Burton

Wodrow has an anecdote in his delightful analecta which shall introduce us into our subject to-night.
Bunyan Characters – Third Series Alexander Whyte

See the account of a young preacher being deceived in this way, in Wodrow’s analecta, vol.
History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3 Henry Thomas Buckle

Certain supplementary passages to the latter volume are published in analecta Bollandiana, i. (Paris, 1882).
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

This usage is established in Rome, and has been confirmed by a decree of the 12th August, 1854, published in the analecta.
The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, December 1864 Various

A plate of this tombstone may be seen in Falkenstein’s analecta Nordgaviensia.
Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3) Thomas Carlyle

Some additional notices of him are to be found in Wodrow’s “analecta,” vol.
Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford

Wodrow himself has made no allusion to it in his analecta, nor has any subsequent writer noticed it on either side.
Montrose Mowbray Morris

plural noun
selected literary passages from one or more works
n.

1650s, “literary gleanings,” from Latinized form of Greek analekta, literally “things chosen,” neuter plural of analektos “select, choice,” verbal adjective of analegein “to gather up, collect,” from ana- “up” (see ana-) + legein “to gather,” also “to choose words,” hence “to speak” (see lecture (n.)).

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