prefix (usu. an- before a vowel)
1 up (anadromous).
2 back (anamnesis).
3 again (anabaptism).
Etymology: Gk ana up

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prefix or an-
Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Latin ana- & Late Latin an-, from Greek ana-, an-, from ana up, on — more at on
1. : up : upward



2. : back : backward


3. : again : anew


4. usually ana-, chemistry, usually italic : having substituents in positions 1 and 5 in two fused 6-membered rings (as in naphthalene, quinoline)

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a prefix in loanwords from Greek, where it means "up," "against," "back," "re-": anabasis; used in the formation of compound words: anacardiaceous.
Also, esp. before a vowel, an-.
[ < Gk, comb. form of aná; no necessary relation to ON]

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a|na1 «AY nuh, AH-», noun (plural) or singular.
1. a collection of the memorable sayings or table talk of anyone.
2. notes and scraps of information relating to a person or place; literary gossip. See also -ana. (Cf. ↑-ana)
[< -ana anecdotes]
Usage Ana is construed as a collective singular in the sense of def. 1, and the plural form anas exists for it in this sense only.
an|a2 «AN uh», adverb.
in equal quantities; so much of each (used of ingredients in prescriptions).
[< Medieval Latin ana < Greek aná at the rate of]
prefix. back; again; thoroughly; up, as in anachronism, anaplastic, analysis, anabatic, anatomy. Also, an- before vowels.
[< Greek ana- < aná back, up, again]
suffix. a collection of objects, documents, books, facts, or sayings of or about: »

Americana = a collection of objects, documents, books, facts, or sayings of or about America.

Also, -iana. See also ana1. (Cf.ana)
[< Latin -āna, neuter plural of -ānus -an]

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(usu. an- before a vowel) prefix
1) up


2) back


3) again


from Greek ana ‘up’

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ana- prefix
repr. Gr. ἀνά ‘up, in place or time, back, again, anew,’ in derivatives from Gr., through late or med.L. and Fr., and in mod. words from Gr. direct.

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