from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A copper coin formerly used in India and Pakistan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of currency in former British India equal to 12 pies or 1/16 rupee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2� cents.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In India, the sixteenth part of a rupee, or about 3 cents.
  • n. The Indian name of a South American skunk.

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

  • n. a former copper coin of Pakistan and India


Hindi ānā, from Sanskrit aṇu-, small.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi अन्न (anná). (Wiktionary)



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  • I'm pretty impressed that the examples actually pull up some genuine meanings for anna.

    March 1, 2013

  • Anna by Arthur Alexander

    February 8, 2008