Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A general term for books recording miscellaneous sayings, anecdotes, and gossip about a particular person or subject; the sayings and anecdotes themselves. See -ana.
  • noun See anna.
  • 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.
  • noun A prefix of Greek origin, meaning up, upon, along, throughout, back, again, etc., as in anabasis.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb (Med.) Of each; an equal quantity; , that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A collection of things associated with a person or place, especially a personal collection of anecdotes or conversations at table
  • adverb in prescriptions Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or contracted to aa), / ij. (that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces).
  • adverb In a direction analogous to up, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.
  • noun Internet, slang Anorexia (used especially by the pro-ana movement).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
  • noun mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu

Etymologies

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Formed from the Latin suffix -ana; compare ism (from -ism), itis (from -itis), phobia (from -phobia).

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From Greek ἀνά (aná), of each.

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Ancient Greek; see ana-.

Examples

  • The fauna of Doñana is mostly Mediterranean with a few north African and northern European species.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • And getting a telephone installed and working down here in the land of mañana is way different from the routine call to the local phone company, the prompt installation, the equally prompt billing back in the United States.

    Cohetes For Telephones!

  • And getting a telephone installed and working down here in the land of mañana is way different from the routine call to the local phone company, the prompt installation, the equally prompt billing back in the United States.

    Cohetes For Telephones!

  • Mañana is a Mexican word that I struggle to understand.

    Manana at the lighthouse

  • Mañana is a Mexican word that I struggle to understand.

    Manana at the lighthouse

  • Mañana is not a promise, not a date, not a commitment, it's just ... not right now.

    It's about (Mexican) time!

  • 'Inshallah, wa lakin ana hazeen giddan - If God wills, but I am sorry to be doing so,' I replied.

    Archive 2004-10-31

  • Mañana is not a promise, not a date, not a commitment, it's just ... not right now.

    It's about (Mexican) time!

  • 'Inshallah, wa lakin ana hazeen giddan - If God wills, but I am sorry to be doing so,' I replied.

    October 31, 2004

  • 'Inshallah, wa lakin ana hazeen giddan - If God wills, but I am sorry to be doing so,' I replied.

    You will hear of it in Ingilterra and be sad ...

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