ana-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek prefix ἀνα- (ana-), from ἀνά (aná, on, up, above, throughout)

Prefix[edit]

ana-

  1. up
  2. on
  3. again
  4. apiece

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ana-

  1. ana-

Derived terms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ana-

  1. Munster form of an-.

Usage notes[edit]

Triggers lenition of a following consonant. The variant an is used before vowels instead.

  • ana-bheag
    very small

Related terms[edit]

  • an- (used before a vowel in Munster; used in all positions in Connacht and Ulster)

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ana- n-ana- hana- t-ana-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Italian[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ana-

  1. ana- (almost always words of Greek origin)
  2. (chemistry) ana- (derived from naphthalene or quinoline)
  3. Variant of a- before a vowel

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *ana (ana)

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ana-

  1. Forming verbs and adjectives from participles and nouns, with various senses of on, upon, to, there, thither.
    anawerpan "to throw upon"
  2. in, into; prefix used to intensify an action or to denote origin or initiation
    anagiboran "inborn"

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Prefix[edit]

ana-

  1. Alternative form of an-.

Derived terms[edit]