meaning of -ana

-ana meaning in Etymology Dictionary

or ana, word-forming element denoting "number of sayings, gossip, etc. linked to people or location," early 18c., initially the neuter plural ending of Latin adjectives closing in -anus "pertaining to," from PIE adjectival suffix *-no-.


-ana meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix to names of people or places, always denote a number of significant sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Therefore, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.


-ana meaning in General Dictionary

A suffix to brands of persons or places, always denote an accumulation notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Therefore, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.