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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  ana \a"na\ ([=a]"n[.a]), adv. [Gr. 'ana` (used distributively).]
     Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or,
     contracted, aa) two ounces, [ounceap] ij., that is, of wine
     and honey, each, two ounces. --AS
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           An apothecary with a . . . long bill of anas. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  -ana \-a"na\ (-[=a]"n[.a]). [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.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n 1: mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with
       2: a collection of anecdotes about a person or place

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  100 Moby Thesaurus words for "ana":
     Festschrift, adage, album, analects, anthology, aphorism, apothegm,
     aquarium, archives, axiom, beauties, biographical material,
     biographical records, body, byword, canon, catchword, chrestomathy,
     clippings, collectanea, collected sayings, collected works,
     collection, compilation, complete works, corpus, current saying,
     cuttings, data, delectus, dictate, dictum, distich, epigram,
     excerpta, excerpts, expression, extracts, florilegium, flowers,
     fragments, fund, garden, garland, gleanings, gnome, golden saying,
     government archives, government papers, historical documents,
     historical records, holdings, library, life records, maxim,
     memorabilia, menagerie, miscellanea, miscellany, moral, mot, motto,
     museum, omnibus, oracle, papers, parish rolls, photograph album,
     phrase, pithy saying, posy, precept, prescript,
     presidential papers, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs,
     public records, quotation book, raw data, saw, saying, scrapbook,
     sentence, sententious expression, sloka, stock saying, sutra,
     symposium, teaching, text, treasure, verse, wisdom,
     wisdom literature, wise saying, witticism, word, words of wisdom,

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