Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors; a title for a collection of choice extracts. See analect.

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  • n. a collection of excerpts from a literary work

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Examples

  • Slop : analecta /Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, c2005.

    New Library Comics: Week of April 24, 2006

  • Vetera analecta, sive collectio veterum aliquot operum & opusculorum omms generis, carminum, epistolarum, diplomaton, epitaphiorum, &, cum itinere germanico, adnotationibus & aliquot disquisitionibus R. PD.

    The Name of the Rose

  • At the same time, I consulted illustrious medievalists such as the dear and unforgettable 'tienne Gilson, but it was evident that the only Vetera analecta were those I had seen at Sainte Genevi've.

    The Name of the Rose

  • I needn't add that these analecta did not comprehend any manuscript of Adso or Adson of Melk; on the contrary, as anyone interested can check, they are a collection of brief or medium-length texts, whereas the story transcribed by Vallet ran to several hundred pages.

    The Name of the Rose

  • I quickly found the Vetera analecta at the Biblioth-que S.inte Genevi've, but to my great surprise the edition I came upon differed from the description in two details: first, the publisher, who was given here as "Montalant, ad Ripam P.P. Augustinianorum (prope P.ntem S. Michaelis)," and also the date, which was two years later.

    The Name of the Rose

  • I delight in the analecta, the collectanea, as I may call them, of the preceding day's dinner, which appear on such occasions --- And see, there is Jenny going to ring the dinner-bell. ''

    The Antiquary

  • Musarum Anglicanarum analecta ... in duo volumina congesta.

    The Library of William Congreve

  • I delight in the analecta, the collectanea, as I may call them, of the preceding day’s dinner, which appear on such occasions — And see, there is Jenny going to ring the dinner-bell.”

    The Antiquary

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  • The only variant I can recall seeing of this is in the analects of Confucius.

    March 1, 2008

  • Literary gleanings.

    "My journals of collected quotes could be described as analecta."

    March 1, 2008