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Ana


A'NA, aa, or adjective [Gr.]

In medical prescriptions, it signifies an equal quantity of the several ingredients; as, wine and honey, ana aa or a that is, of wine and honey each two ounces.

A'NA, as a termination, is annexed to the names of authors to denote a collection of their memorable sayings. Thus, Scaligerana, is a book contained the sayings of Scaliger. It was used by the Romans, as in Collectaneus, collected, gathered.