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Jul 14, 2017
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with Anu Garg

ana

PRONUNCIATION:
(A-nuh)

MEANING:
noun: A collection of items, such as quotations, anecdotes, etc. related to a person, place, etc.
adverb: In equal quantities (used in prescriptions).

ETYMOLOGY:
For noun: From the suffix -ana (collection of information related to someone or something, as in Shakespeareana, Victoriana, etc.). Earliest documented use: 1728.
For adverb: From Greek aná (of each). Earliest documented use: 1500.

USAGE:
“Someone surely has an ana of ‘The Wit and Wisdom of Salman Rushdie’ well underway.”
Ranjan Ghosh & Antonia Navarro-Tejero; Globalizing Dissent; Routledge; 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Literature encourages tolerance -- bigots and fanatics seldom have any use for the arts, because they're so preoccupied with their beliefs and actions that they can't see them also as possibilities. -Northrop Frye, writer and critic (14 Jul 1912-1991)

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