from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A collection of various materials that reflect the character of a person or place: definitive ana of the early American West.
- n. An item in such a collection.
- adv. Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A collection of things associated with a person or place, especially a personal collection of anecdotes or conversations at table
- adv. Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or contracted to aa), / ij. (that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces).
- n. Anorexia (used especially by the pro-ana movement).
- adv. In a direction analogous to up, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Of each; an equal quantity; , that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A general term for books recording miscellaneous sayings, anecdotes, and gossip about a particular person or subject; the sayings and anecdotes themselves. See -ana.
- A word used in medical prescriptions in a distributive sense, as in Greek, to indicate an equal quantity of each: often written āā, earlier and more correctly āa, where the mark above the first a, according to general medieval practice, represented the omission of n. See tilde.
- n. See anna.
- n. A prefix of Greek origin, meaning up, upon, along, throughout, back, again, etc., as in anabasis.
- n. A suffix of Latin origin, in modern use with a euphonic variant, -i-ana, to form collective plurals, as Scaligerana, Johnsoniana, etc., applied to a collection of sayings of Scaliger, of Johnson, etc., or of anecdotes or gossip concerning them; also sometimes appended to common nouns, as boxiana (annals of pugilism); more recently extended to all the literature of a subject, as Americana, Shaksperiana, etc. Hence sometimes used as an independent word, ana. See ana.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
- n. mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
From New Latin -āna, as in titles of such collections; see -ana.
Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek, at the rate of; see an- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed from the Latin suffix -ana; compare ism (from -ism), itis (from -itis), phobia (from -phobia). (Wiktionary)
From Greek ἀνά (aná), of each. (Wiktionary)
Ancient Greek; see ana-. (Wiktionary)