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ANA as an abbreviation may refer to:

Ana may refer to:

  • Ana (mathematics), a direction in the fourth spatial dimension
  • Ana (Mother), a character in the original Mother video game
  • Ana, Iran
  • Ana, Iraq, a very old town on Euphrates river, completely flooded after the Iraqi government in the times of Saddam Hussein had built the hydropower dam near Haditha
  • Ana, Togo
  • Ana (search dog)
  • "Ana", the sixth track on the Pixies album Bossanova
  • Slang term for Anorexia Nervosa
  • The Hole ( Ana?), 1957 Japanese film.

People (a variant form of Anna):

  • Ana of East Anglia, a seventh century king
  • Ana Alexander (born 1954), a Cuban long jumper
  • Ana Ida Alvares (born 1965), a Brazilian volleyball player
  • Ana Hernández (born 1962), a Cuban basketball player
  • Ana Ivanović (born 1987), a Serbian professional tennis player
  • Ana Jelušić (born 1986), a Croatian alpine skiier
  • Ana Johnsson (born 1977), a Swedish singer
  • Ana Mendoza (born 1970), a Mexican breaststroke swimmer
  • Ana Ortiz (born 1971), an American actress and singer
  • Ana Richa (born 1966), a Brazilian volleyball player
  • Ana Rodriguez (born 1974), a Cuban-born singer
  • Ana Voog (born 1966), an American musician and Internet personality

See also


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also ana-, Ana, and ANA

Contents

English

Etymology 1

Formed from the Latin suffix -ana.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
ana

Plural
anas

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

From Greek ἀνά (aná), of each.

Adverb

ana

  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

Noun

Singular
ana

Plural
uncountable

ana (uncountable)

  1. (Internet, slang) Anorexia (used especially by the pro-ana movement).

Anagrams

  • Anagrams of aan
  • naa

Alabama

Pronoun

ana

  1. me

Crimean Tatar

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *ana.

Noun

ana

  1. mother

Declension

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

Hawaiian

Etymology

Common Polynesian

Noun

ana

  1. cave

Icelandic

Verb

ana (anaði)

  1. to rush on, to barge into

Italian

Adverb

ana

  1. (medicine) ana (in equal quantities)

Japanese

Noun

ana (kanji , hiragana あな)

  1. hole
  2. cave

Maori

Noun

ana (invariant in plural; no cases)

  1. cave

Old High German

Etymology 1

Akin to Latin anus.

Noun

ana f.

  1. grandmother

Etymology 2

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

Preposition

ana

  1. at

Swedish

Verb

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

Conjugation

Infinitive ana
Present tense anar
Past tense anade
Supine anat
Imperative ana
Present participle anande
Past participle anad

Derived terms


Turkish

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *ana.

Noun

ana

  1. mother

Declension

See also








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