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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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  • They had a long and pleasant meal, and old anna enjoyed every moment of it.

    Good Old Anna Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • It was administered to the Countess anna, and effected a complete cure.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • “I am anna Cresswell,” continued the 68 tall girl to Elizabeth.

  • But in the composite photograph it was anna who predominated.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • He thought that he loved the mother of anna better than anyone he had ever known.

    Little Tony of Italy Madeline Brandeis
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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