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Meaning of ANA

Pronunciation:  'anu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
  2. [n]  (Irish) mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu

ANA is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, Celtic deity, collection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"a-\ [Gr. 'ana` on; in comp., on, up, upwards.]
    A prefix in words from the Greek, denoting up, upward,
    throughout, backward, back, again, anew.
  2. \A"na\ ([=a]"n[.a]), adv. [Gr. 'ana` (used distributively).]
    Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or,
    contracted, aa), ? ij., that is, of wine and honey, each, two
          An apothecary with a . . . long bill of anas. --Dryden.
  3. \-a"na\ [The neut. pl. ending of Latin adjectives in
    A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a
    collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes,
    etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of
    Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.
    Note: Used also as a substantive; as, the French anas.
                It has been said that the table-talk of Selden is
                worth all the ana of the Continent. --Hallam.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This Latin term, which is frequently used in medicine, means "of each".
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