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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἀνα- (ana-), from ἀνά (aná, on, up, above, throughout).

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. up
    e.g. anatomy
  2. on
    e.g. anabranch
  3. again
    e.g. anabaptist
  4. backward
    e.g. anagram
  5. excessive
    e.g. anagalactic
  6. apiece (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. ana-

Derived termsEdit


GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

ana-

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌽𐌰-

IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Ancient Greek ἀνα- (ana-).

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. ana-
Alternative formsEdit
  • anai- (before slender consonants)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. Munster form of an- (very, great)
Usage notesEdit

Triggers lenition of a following consonant. The variant an- is used before vowels instead.

  • ana-bheag
    very small
Related termsEdit
  • an- (used before a vowel in Munster; used in all positions in Connacht and Ulster)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Eclipsis with h-prothesis with t-prothesis
ana- n-ana- hana- t-ana-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. ana- (almost always words of Greek origin)
  2. (chemistry) ana- (derived from naphthalene or quinoline)
  3. Alternative form of a- before a vowel

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *ana (ana)

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. Forming verbs and adjectives from participles and nouns, with various senses of on, upon, to, there, thither.
    anawerpan "to throw upon"
  2. in, into; prefix used to intensify an action or to denote origin or initiation
    anagiboran "inborn"

PortugueseEdit

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. ana- (up; upwards)

Derived termsEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

PrefixEdit

ana-

  1. Alternative form of an-

Derived termsEdit