- -ana -a"na [The neut. pl. ending of Latin adjectives in
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.
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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.