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Anan \A*nan"\, interj. [See Anon.] An expression equivalent to What did you say? Sir? Eh? [Obs.]
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Anan may refer to:

Anan (Karaite prince)
Anan (name)

Anan is both a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:

  • Anan, one of the Israelites who sealed the covenant after the return from Babylon
  • Anan (amora), Babylonian Jewish scholar
  • Anan Anwar, Thai singer and actor
  • Anan ben David, Karaite
  • Che Anan, king of Champa
  • Junro Anan ( 阿南準郎), Japanese baseball player
  • Kenji Anan ( 阿南健治), Japanese actor
  • Pokkhao Anan, Thai footballer
  • Anan, Someone
  • Sami Hafez Anan, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces
  • Saul ben Anan, Karaite Jewish leader of the eighth century CE
Anan (amora)

Anan ( Jewish Babylonian Aramaic: ) was a Babylonian amora of the third century, disciple of Mar Samuel ( Yebamot 83b, Ḳiddushin 39a), and contemporary of Rav Huna and Mar 'Uḳba II. ( Ketubot 69a). Anecdote and legend combine to illustrate Anan's renown for extreme conscientiousness in his capacity as judge in civil cases, as well as for his theosophic speculations. The book Tanna Devei Eliyahu ("Seder Eliyahu Rabbah" and "Seder Eliyahu Zuṭṭa") is said to have been composed during visitations Anan received from the prophet Elijah (Ketubot 106a). Anan was prominent as a teacher of civil law and of ritual; and though Rav Nachman once criticized one of his arguments — remarking, "While attending Mar Samuel, you must have spent your time in playing at checkers" (or "chess," Iskundré, Ḳiddushin 21b) — he highly respected him, and addressed him with the title of Mar ("Master," Ḥullin 56a). Rav Huna, on his part, did not consider Anan his equal; and when the latter once addressed to him a message, headed, "To Huna, our colleague, greetings," he felt himself depreciated and replied in a manner that embarrassed Anan (Ketubot 69a). In the field of the Aggadah, Anan rarely appears, and then only as the transmitter of observations of his predecessors. But many of his teachings were probably incorporated with those of the students of the school that bore his name, Debe Rab Anan ( Sukkah 49b; 'Erubin 54b). In addition to the above, he is also mentioned in Berakhot 30b; Shabbat 119a; Jerusalem Talmud Shabbat iii. (compare Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 37a); Erubin 74b; Yebamot 97a; Jerusalem Talmud Yebamot ix. ; Ketubot 79a; Giṭṭin 44b; Shevu'ot, 40b; Ḥullin 4b, 38a; among other places.

Anan (magazine)

an an is a weekly Japanese women's lifestyle magazine. It is one of the earliest and popular women's magazines in Japan. In 2009 it was described by Japan Today as mega-popular women's magazine. It is also one of the best-selling women's magazines in the country.

Usage examples of "anan".

The one woman he had not expected to see was Setalle Anan, who had kept the Wandering Woman in Ebou Dar before she decided to make herself part of that rescue for some reason.

Mistress Anan gave the Red sister a frosty look and squeezed between the two Aes Sedai muttering something that made both of them eye her curiously.

Mistress Anan studied him with her arms folded beneath her breasts in a way that increased the generous cleavage displayed by her plunging neckline.

When she turned around, her eyes were blazing hot, tears and all, and she seemed to have forgotten Mistress Anan for the moment.

Mistress Anan, just as if she had as much right to speak as the Aes Sedai.

Seta would have found another place to sleep had that been possible, and he learned from Mistress Anan that the Seanchan woman put her hands over her eyes whenever Joline or Edesina was teaching Bethamin in the wagon.

Mistress Anan told him in a lecturing tone, gathering her cloak around her.

She was stately Setalle Anan, the innkeeper from Ebou Dar with the big golden hoops in her ears and the marriage knife dangling hilt-down into her round cleavage, about as far from an Aes Sedai as could be.

Selucia made a low sound very like a growl, but Tuon ignored the provocation and gestured Mistress Anan to bring her stool over beside her.

Of all people, Mistress Anan, who had once owned the inn where he stayed in Ebou Dar, was sitting on one of the three-legged stools reading a book.

Not from Mistress Anan, his innkeeper, not from Nynaeve or Elayne, not from Aviendha or Birgitte.

Anywhere with so many Aes Sedai was the last place for Olver, or for anybody, but one bump and instead of telling Birgitte and Aviendha they had no right to take the boy, Setalle Anan would likely hustle him off there herself.

Mistress Anan was death on anybody spitting on her floors, or tossing bones, or even tapping out a pipe.

Caira would have her skirt sewn to show petticoats to the middle of her thigh or higher had Mistress Anan allowed it, but the innkeeper looked after her serving women almost as closely as she did her daughters.

Feet pounded in the hallway, and Mistress Anan pushed Nerim firmly out of her way and raised her skirts to step around the corpse on the floor.