anna

[ah-nuh]
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

First recorded in 1720–30, anna is from the Hindi word ānā

Anna

[an-uh]
noun
  1. Douay Bible. Hannah.
  2. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “grace.”
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Historical Examples of anna

  • 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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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

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

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    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • 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

noun
  1. a former Indian copper coin, worth one sixteenth of a rupee

Word Origin for anna

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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