before verbs an-, prefix meaning 1. "upward," 2. "back, backward, against," 3. "again, anew," from Greek ana- "up to, toward, extremely, straight back, against," from ana "up, on, upon, throughout, once again," cognate with Old English on, from PIE root *ano- "on, upon, above" (see on).
A prefix in words from the Greek, denoting up, up, throughout, backwards, back, again, anew.
A prefix in words from Greek, denoting up, up, throughout, backward, straight back, again, anew.