English

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Etymology

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

Prefix

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ana-

  1. up, above, upward
    e.g. anafront, anagogy, anaglyph
  2. again
    e.g. anabaptist, anataxis, anastatic
  3. backward in direction, reversed
    e.g. anagram, anaplasia, anaphase
  4. thoroughly
    e.g. analysis, analyte, anatomy
  5. against
    e.g. anachronism, anamodernism, anatoxin
  6. distal, away from
    e.g. anacolpate, anaporate, anaseismic
  7. to grow or change in place; functionally similar
    e.g. anagen, anagenesis, anabranch

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  • (antonym(s) of up): cata-
  • (antonym(s) of again): removal of prefix
  • (antonym(s) of distal): cata-, proxi-

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Translations

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Anagrams

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French

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ana-

  1. ana-

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Gothic

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Romanization

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ana-

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌽𐌰-

Indonesian

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): [ˈana]
  • Hyphenation: ana

Prefix

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ana-

  1. up
    e.g. anatomi
  2. again
    e.g. analogi

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Category Indonesian terms prefixed with ana- not found

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Irish

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Ancient Greek ἀνα- (ana-).

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ana-

  1. ana-
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  • anai- (before slender consonants)
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Etymology 2

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Prefix

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ana-

  1. Munster form of an- (very, great)
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Triggers lenition of a following consonant. The variant an- is used before vowels instead.

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

Mutation

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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.

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Italian

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Etymology

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Feminine form of Latin -anus

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ana-

  1. ana- (almost always words of Greek origin)
  2. (chemistry) ana- (derived from naphthalene or quinoline)(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  3. Alternative form of a- before a vowel

Old Saxon

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *ana- (on).

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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"

Polish

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Etymology

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Derived from Ancient Greek ᾰ̓νᾰ- (ana-). Doublet of na-.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈa.na/
  • Rhymes: -ana
  • Syllabification: a‧na

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ana-

  1. ana-
    ana- + ‎faza → ‎anafaza

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Portuguese

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Etymology

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Feminine form of Latin -anus

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ana-

  1. ana- (up; upwards)

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Scottish Gaelic

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ana-

  1. Alternative form of an-

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Spanish

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Prefix

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ana-

  1. ana-

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