from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. Selections from or parts of a literary work or group of works. Often used as a title.
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- n. A collection of excerpts or quotes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A collection of literary fragments.
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- n. a collection of excerpts from a literary work
Greek analekta, selected things, from neuter pl. of analektos, gathered together, from analegein, to gather : ana-, ana- + legein, to gather; see leg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1658, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλεκτα (analekta, "things chosen"), from ἀνα- (ana-, "up") + λέγειν (legein, "to gather"). Compare lecture. (Wiktionary)