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anna

[ah-nuh] /ˈɑ nə/
noun
1.
a former cupronickel coin of Pakistan, the 16th part of a rupee: last issued in 1960.
2.
a former cupronickel coin of India, the 16th part of a rupee.
Origin of anna
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30, anna is from the Hindi word ānā

Anna

[an-uh] /ˈæn ə/
noun
1.
Douay Bible. Hannah.
2.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “grace.”.
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  • The day of Harriet's leaving had seemed far away to anna Page.

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  • She had taken anna into business with her, but the burden of the partnership had always been on Harriet.

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  • Thus cornered, he had to acknowledge that anna had been out of sorts.

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  • And there was another point: it had been decided that anna was not to know her condition.

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  • If anna did not answer, she called him, in much the same voice.

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British Dictionary definitions for anna

anna

/ˈænə/
noun
1.
a former Indian copper coin, worth one sixteenth of a rupee
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi ānā
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Word Origin and History for anna

Anna

fem. proper name, from Latin Anna, from Greek Anna, from Hebrew Hannah, literally "grace, graciousness" (see Hannah).

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