Analectic



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

The magazine was bought by Moses Thomas, in 1812, who changed its name to the analectic.
The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850 Albert Smyth

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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