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ana1

[an-uh, ah-nuh] /ˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə/
noun
1.
a collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject, person, place, or thing.
2.
an item in such a collection, as an anecdote, a memorable saying, etc.
Origin of ana1
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; independent use of -ana

ana2

[an-uh] /ˈæn ə/
adverb
1.
(of ingredients in pharmaceutical prescriptions) in equal quantities; of each. Symbol: a̅a̅, āa.
Origin
1490-1500; < Medieval Latin < Greek aná of each

ana-

1.
a prefix in loanwords from Greek, where it means “up,” “against,” “back,” “re-”: anabasis; used in the formation of compound words:
anacardiaceous.
Also, especially before a vowel, an-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of aná; no necessary relation to on

A.N.A.

or ANA

1.
American Newspaper Association.
2.
American Nurses Association.
3.
Association of National Advertisers.

-ana

1.
a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an assembly of items, as household objects, art, books, or maps, or a description of such items, as a bibliography, all of which are representative of or associated with the place, person, or period named by the stem:
Americana; Shakespeareana; Victoriana.
Also, -iana.
Origin
< Latin, neuter plural of -ānus -an
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ana1

/ˈeɪnə; ˈɑːnə/
adverb
1.
(pharmacol, obsolete) (of ingredients in a prescription) in equal quantities aa
Word Origin
C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: of every one similarly

ana2

/ˈɑːnə/
noun
1.
a collection of reminiscences, sketches, etc, of or about a person or place
2.
an item of or for such a collection
Word Origin
C18: independent use of -ana

Ana

/ˈænə/
noun
1.
  1. a name for anorexia, esp when used as a personification of the disease by its sufferers
  2. a person who identifies himself or herself as an anorexic
adjective
2.
anorexic
Word Origin
C21: a play on the word anorexia and the girl's name Anna

ANA

abbreviation
1.
Article Number Association: (in Britain) an organization of manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers that provides a system (article numbering) by which a product is identified by a unique machine-readable number compatible with article-numbering systems used in other countries

ana-

prefix
1.
up; upwards: anadromous
2.
again: anagram
3.
back; backwards: anatropous
Word Origin
from Greek ana

-ana

suffix
1.
denoting a collection of objects or information relating to a particular individual, subject, or place: Shakespeareana, Victoriana, Americana
Word Origin
New Latin, from Latin -āna, literally: matters relating to, neuter plural of -ānus; see -an
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Word Origin and History for ana

ana-

before verbs an-, prefix meaning 1. "upward," 2. "back, backward, against," 3. "again, anew," from Greek ana- "up to, toward, exceedingly, back, against," from ana "up, on, upon, throughout, again," cognate with Old English on, from PIE root *ano- "on, upon, above" (see on).

-ana

or ana, word-forming element denoting "collection of sayings, gossip, etc. connected with a person or place," early 18c., originally the neuter plural ending of Latin adjectives ending in -anus "pertaining to," from PIE adjectival suffix *-no-.

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ana in Medicine

ana an·a (ān'ə)
adv.
Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.

ana- pref.

  1. Upward; up: anacrotic.

  2. Backward; back: anaplasia.

  3. Again; anew: anabiosis.

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