AskDefine | Define Anna

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anna n : a former copper coin of Pakistan

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English

Etymology

The Latinate and New Testament form of Ann, equal to Hannah in the Old Testament, Hebrew 'grace; gracious'. Cf. Johannes, Hannibal.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

  1. A given name periodically popular as a variant of Ann in English.
  2. Ann, the apocryphal mother of Virgin Mary.
  3. A prophetess who saw the infant Jesus .

Quotations

  • Luke 2:36:
    And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

Translations

biblical prophetess
* given name and mother of Mary: see Ann

Catalan

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

Czech

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

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Danish

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.
  2. Anna, the prophetess.

Dutch

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

Finnish

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann

French

Proper noun

  1. A given name, a Latinate variant of Anne.

German

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

Icelandic

Proper noun

(Ö-nn-u, -)
  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

Italian

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

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Norwegian

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.
  2. Anna, the prophetess.

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Polish

Pronunciation

The name is pronounced with repetition of n An-na The pronunciation of geminates (doubled consonants) in Polish is clearly prolonged, as in Italian. Polish speakers articulate and release each of the two consonants separately. The prolongation is therefore rather a repetition of the consonant.

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

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Scottish Gaelic

Proper noun

  1. A given name, cognate to Ann.

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Swedish

Proper noun

  1. A given name,cognate to Ann.

Extensive Definition

Anna is a female given name. Anna, Anne, or Ann may also refer to: __notoc__

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Anna in Danish: Anna (flertydig)
Anna in German: Anna (Begriffsklärung)
Anna in Spanish: Anna (desambiguación)
Anna in French: Anne
Anna in Italian: Anna
Anna in Dutch: Anna
Anna in Japanese: アンナ
Anna in Portuguese: Anne
Anna in Russian: Анна
Anna in Volapük: Anna
Anna in Chinese: 安娜
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