ana

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Formed from the Latin suffix -ana; compare ism (from -ism), itis (from -itis), phobia (from -phobia).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ana (plural anas)

  1. A collection of things associated with a person or place, especially a personal collection of anecdotes or conversations at table
    • 1803, publisher's advertisement in Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Robinson, Page 8
      The FRENCH ANAS, or Selections from the best of the French Anas, interspersed with biographical sketches. In three elegant Volumes, small 8vo. price 15s. boards
    • 1903, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin B. Sawvel (editor), The complete anas of Thomas Jefferson, Round Table Press, New York
    • 2008, Kevin J. Hayes, The road to Monticello: The life and mind of Thomas Jefferson,
      Jefferson was aware of the literary tradition of anas, which extended back at least as far as Athenaeus's Dipnosophistarum, a delightful collection of table talk from ancient times covering a variety of subjects including law, literature, medicine, and philosophy.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Greek ἀνά (aná), of each.

Adverb[edit]

ana (not comparable)

  1. (in prescriptions) Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or contracted to aa), / ij. (that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces).

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

ana (uncountable)

  1. (Internet, slang) Anorexia (used especially by the pro-ana movement).
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Etymology 4[edit]

Ancient Greek; see ana-.

Adverb[edit]

ana (comparative more ana, superlative most ana)

  1. In a direction analogous to up, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.
    • 1985, Rudy von Bitter Rucker, The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of the Higher Universes (page 43)
      Your right half would move ana, let us say, and your left half would move kata. The two halves would, in their parallel spaces, move past the plane of rotation, and then they would swing back into our space.
    • 2005, Animation journal (volumes 13-15)
      Added to the conventional FPS control keys are two extra keys that move the player in ana and kata direction in 4d space. If you go in this extra direction the space around you changes, the room transforms.
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Alabama[edit]

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Pronoun[edit]

ana

  1. me

Aneme Wake[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ana

  1. tree

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *ana.

Noun[edit]

ana

  1. mother

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ana

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌽𐌰

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Polynesian

Noun[edit]

ana

  1. cave

Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

ana (anaði)

  1. to rush on, to barge into

Italian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ana

  1. (medicine) ana (in equal quantities)

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

ana

  1. rōmaji reading of あな

Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic أنا (ʾána), from Proto-Semitic *’anāk-, from Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ˀanāku.

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Pronoun[edit]

ana (Jawi spelling انا)

  1. I (personal pronoun)
  2. me (direct object of a verb)
  3. me (object of a preposition)
  4. me (indirect object of a verb)
  5. my (belonging to me)

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Maori[edit]

Noun[edit]

ana (invariant in plural; no cases)

  1. cave

Old High German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Akin to Latin anus (old woman), Old Prussian ane (grandmother), etc.

Noun[edit]

ana f

  1. grandmother
Related terms[edit]
  • ano (grandfather)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ana, whence also Old English on, Old Norse á.

Preposition[edit]

ana

  1. at
  2. on
Descendants[edit]
  • German: an

Rapa Nui[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ana

  1. if

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

ana

  1. guess, believe that something will happen, or has happened. Being fairly certain, but acknowledges that after all, one could be wrong.
    Jag anar att någon kommer köpa den där billiga bilen snart
  2. barely see
    Jag tror jag anar en katt i den busken
    I think I can see (something which resembles) a cat in that bush

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

ana

  1. dative singular of an

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Turkic ana (“mother”), from Proto-Turkic *ana (mother), *eńe (mother).

Noun[edit]

ana (definite accusative anayı, plural analar)

  1. (regional, childish) mother
    Bak görürsün! Seni anama şikâyet edeceğim.
    You will see! I will complain about you to my mother.
  2. main
    Ana sigorta atınca bütün ev karanlıkta kaldı.
    When the main fuse blew, the whole house was left in the dark.
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Vilamovian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ana

  1. and

Zazaki[edit]

Noun[edit]

ana

  1. mother