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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ana-  \An"a-\  [Gr.  'ana`  on  in  comp.,  on  up  upwards.] 
  A  prefix  in  words  from  the  Greek,  denoting  up  upward, 
  throughout,  backward,  back  again  anew. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ana  \A"na\  ([=a]"n[.a]),  adv  [Gr.  'ana`  (used  distributively).] 
  (Med.) 
  Of  each  an  equal  quantity;  as  wine  and  honey,  ana  (or, 
  contracted,  aa),  ?  ij.,  that  is  of  wine  and  honey,  each  two 
  ounces. 
 
  An  apothecary  with  a  .  .  .  long  bill  of  anas.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  -ana  \-a"na\  [The  neut.  pl  ending  of  Latin  adjectives  in 
  -anus.] 
  A  suffix  to  names  of  persons  or  places,  used  to  denote  a 
  collection  of  notable  sayings,  literary  gossip,  anecdotes, 
  etc  Thus  Scaligerana  is  a  book  containing  the  sayings  of 
  Scaliger  Johnsoniana  of  Johnson,  etc 
 
  Note:  Used  also  as  a  substantive;  as  the  French  anas. 
 
  It  has  been  said  that  the  table-talk  of  Selden  is 
  worth  all  the  ana  of  the  Continent.  --Hallam. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Ana 
  n  1:  (Irish)  mother  of  the  ancient  Irish  gods;  sometimes 
  identified  with  Danu  [syn:  {Ana}] 
  2:  a  collection  of  anecdotes  about  a  person  or  place 




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