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Analects. Accepted English rendering of Lun Yü, the Dialogues or Conversations of Confucius and his personal disciples. It is one of the Confucian Classics, considered by scholars to be the most nearly contemporary, verbatim transcription of some of the Master's sayings. The Analects is not only the cornerstone of the Confucian School, but has been one of the most influential books in all human history, studied and revered as much in other E. Asian civilizations as in China itself.

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an·a·lects / ˈanlˌek(t)s/ (also an·a·lec·ta / ˌanlˈektə/ ) • pl. n. a collection of short literary or philosophical extracts.

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analects literary gleanings. XVII. — L. analecta — Gr. análekta (n. pl.) things gathered up, f. aná up, ANA- + légein gather.

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Analects

literary gleanings.

Examples: analects . . . is taken for collections of scraps out of authors, 1658; analects in verse and prose, 1770.

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