Definitions for: Ana-


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


A"na ([=a]"n[.a]), adv. [Gr. 'ana` (used distributively).]
(Med.)
Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or,
contracted, aa), ? ij., that is, of wine and honey, each, two
ounces.

An apothecary with a . . . long bill of anas. --Dryden.


-a"na [The neut. pl. ending of Latin adjectives in
-anus.]
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.

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

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