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Anna \An"na\, n. [Hindi [=a]n[=a].] An East Indian money of account, the sixteenth of a rupee, or about 2? cents.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, from Latin Anna, from Greek Anna, from Hebrew Hannah, literally "grace, graciousness" (see Hannah).


n. A unit of currency in former British India equal to 12 pies or 1/16 rupee.


n. a former copper coin of Pakistan

Anna, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
Population (2000): 1319
Housing Units (2000): 483
Land area (2000): 0.836569 sq. miles (2.166704 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.836569 sq. miles (2.166704 sq. km)
FIPS code: 02092
Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
Location: 40.395352 N, 84.173744 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 45302
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Anna, OH
Anna, IL -- U.S. city in Illinois
Population (2000): 5136
Housing Units (2000): 2360
Land area (2000): 3.380433 sq. miles (8.755281 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.008580 sq. miles (0.022223 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.389013 sq. miles (8.777504 sq. km)
FIPS code: 01543
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 37.460973 N, 89.244357 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62906
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Anna, IL
Anna, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 1225
Housing Units (2000): 436
Land area (2000): 1.673152 sq. miles (4.333444 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.673152 sq. miles (4.333444 sq. km)
FIPS code: 03300
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 33.350308 N, 96.550762 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 75409
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Anna, TX
Anna (1987 film)

Anna is a 1987 film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz, it was adapted by Agnieszka Holland from an unauthorized story by Holland and Bogayevicz, based on the real life of Polish actress Elżbieta Czyżewska. The film stars Sally Kirkland, Robert Fields, Paulina Porizkova, Steven Gilborn and Larry Pine.

Kirkland was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and she won a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture.

Anna (Go to Him)

"Anna (Go to Him)", or simply "Anna", is a song written and originally recorded by Arthur Alexander. His version was released as a single by Dot Records on September 17, 1962. A cover version was performed by English rock group The Beatles and included on their 1963 debut album Please Please Me.

Anna (era)

was a after Kōhō and before Tenroku. This period spanned the years from August 968 through March 970. The reigning emperors were and .

Anna (dog)

Anna the dog was the first survivor of pulmonary bypass surgery, considered an experimental procedure at the time.

Operated on by Dr. Alfred Blalock and his assistant Vivien Thomas, Anna survived the first pulmonary bypass after having been operated on twice. The second operation was required to replace the original stitches with flexible ones. Dr. Blalock and Thomas were trying to find a way to cure 'blue babies', or babies whose pulmonary arteries were blocked, limiting oxygen supply to their blood. After their success with Anna, Blalock and Thomas had the courage to perform the very first open heart surgery on Eileen Saxon in 1944.

In 1950, her story was made into a movie, and the film has been shown to various schools and other groups.

Anna (1951 film)

Anna is a 1951 Italian drama film directed by Alberto Lattuada and starring the same trio as Bitter Rice: Silvana Mangano as Anna, the sinner who becomes a nun; Raf Vallone as Andrea, the rich man who loves her; and Vittorio Gassman as Vittorio, the wicked waiter who sets Anna on a dangerous path.

Silvana Mangano's real sister, Patrizia Mangano, acts as Anna's sister in the film. Sophia Loren has a small uncredited role as a nightclub assistant. Future film directors Franco Brusati and Dino Risi cowrote the script.

The film features the songs Non Dimenticar and El Negro Zumbón, a samba popularised in the West as "Anna", and recorded most recently by Pink Martini.

Anna (1912 automobile)

The Anna was an orphaned motor, whose origin and manufacturer are unknown, other than that it was discovered in America. It had two seats and was fitted with what was called a "Democrat" body on an 8 foot 4 inch wheelbase. Its water-cooled 2-cylinder engine displaced 2.8 liters. It had a planetary transmission and roller chain.

Category:Vintage vehicles Category:Defunct motor vehicle manufacturers of the United States

Anna (singer)

Anna (born Anna Cote-Wursler on July 9, 1987) is a singer of the group Bon-Bon Blanco. She has five brothers and is the youngest sibling in the family. She uses Anna in her solo efforts, but she uses her real name when part of the band. She was born in Tokyo, Japan, but she has American citizenship.

Her husband is Japanese baseball player Manabu Mima.

Anna (1967 film)

Anna is a 1967 French musical- comedy film directed by Pierre Koralnik and starring Anna Karina.

Anna (gastropod)

Anna is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Buccinidae, the true whelks.

Anna (given name)

Anna is a Latin form of the Greek name Ἅννα and the Hebrew name Hannah (, meaning "favor" or "grace"). Anna is in wide use in countries across the world as are its variants Anne, originally a French version of the name, though in use in English speaking countries for hundreds of years, and Ann, which was originally the English spelling. Saint Anne was traditionally the name of the mother of the Virgin Mary, which accounts for its wide use and popularity among Christians. The name has also been used for numerous saints and queens.

Anna (1964 film)

Anna is a 1964 Indian Malayalam film, directed KS Sethumadhavan. The film stars Sathyan, Ragini, T.R.Saroja and Kottarakkara Sridharan Nair in lead roles. The film had musical score by G. Devarajan.

Anna (Anisia)

Anna , subsequently known under the religious name Anisia , was the first wife of Tsar Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (r. 1218–1241) and empress consort of the Second Bulgarian Empire from 1218 to 1221. She was exiled to a monastery in the beginning of Ivan Asen's reign, after he arranged his marriage to Anna Maria of Hungary. From his marriage to Anna, Ivan Asen had two children.

ANNA (band)

ANNA is a nu metal/ hardcore band from Lviv, Ukraine.

ANNA has three times toured in Ukraine supporting both of its albums and the 10th anniversary of the band. Also ANNA has taken a part in many Ukrainian festivals (e.g. Rujnacija, Rock-Vybux, Taras Buljba, Metal Heads Mission, Big Alternative Gig, Fort.Missia).

The band ceased to exist in February 2013 because of conflict between Viktor Novosyolov and the rest of the band. Later Novosyolov created a project Kompas while some other ANNA members continue to collaborate as LATUR.

In 2015 the band got active taking part in the festival "Zavantazhennya" and preparing a big solo concert in Kyiv.

Anna (TV series)

Anna is a German Christmas television series from 1987, very popular in Germany and in the surrounding countries.

Anna (1970 film)

Anna is a 1970 Finnish movie written by Jörn Donner and Eija-Elina Bergholm, and directed by Donner, featuring Harriet Andersson, Pertti Melasniemi and Marja Packalén. Filmed in Kustavi and Turku, Finland.

Anna (video game)

Anna is a 2012 puzzle video game for Microsoft Windows, OS X and Linux.

Narratively a psychological horror set in an abandoned sawmill nestled high in the Italian mountains, Anna challenges the player to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles related to the player character's dark past. The player's behavior does determine the mental health of the main character and change locations and unveil new secrets leading to different endings.

On 13 April 2013, the Extended Edition was released which added new environments, puzzles, user interface, music, improved graphics, and a new character.

Anna (The Cribs song)

"Anna" is the second promotional single, and fourth overall, taken from the fifth studio album by British indie rock band The Cribs. Unlike the previous two singles released from In the Belly of the Brazen Bull, " Come on, be a No-One" and " Glitters Like Gold", "Anna" did not receive a physical issue on vinyl. Recorded and mixed at Tarbox Road Studios, Cassadaga with producer David Fridmann, the song received mastering treatment in Sterling Sound, New York City from Greg Calbi.

Anna (Anna Waronker album)

Anna is the debut solo album by Anna Waronker, released June 4, 2002.


Anna may refer to:

  • Anna (given name)
    • Anne, a derivation of Anna
Anna (1994 film)

Anna is 1994 Telugu action film directed by Muthyala Subbaiah and produced by Pokuri Babu Rao. The film stars Rajasekhar, Gautami and Roja and Master Baladitya in the lead roles. The music was composed by M. M. Keeravani. The film was remade in Hindi as Bhai in 1997 and in Kannada as Nammanna in 2005 and in Bengali as Ghatak in 2006. The film premiered at the 1995 IIFA Film Festival

Anna (The Courteeners album)

Anna is the third album by British indie rock band The Courteeners, which was recorded with Hurts producer Joe Cross and released on 4 February 2013. It reached number 6 in the UK Albums Chart.

On 21 February in support of the album the band embarked on a UK and European "ANNA Tour" with 22 shows in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Austria, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. In December the band toured the UK once again culminating in their 3rd headline appearance at the 16,000 capacity Manchester Arena.

The album has seen the release of three singles. 'Lose Control' was released on 28 January 2013, peaking at number 82 in the UK, 'Van Der Graaf' was released on 6 May 2013 and 'Are You In Love With A Notion?' on 9 December 2013.

Anna (Disney)

Princess Anna of Arendelle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film Frozen. She is voiced by Kristen Bell as an adult. At the beginning of the film, Livvy Stubenrauch and Katie Lopez provided her speaking and singing voice as a young child, respectively. Agatha Lee Monn portrayed her as a nine-year-old (singing).

Created by co-directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, Anna is loosely based on Gerda, a character of the Danish fairytale The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. In the Disney film adaptation, Anna is depicted as the princess of Arendelle, a fictional Scandinavian kingdom and the younger sister of Princess Elsa ( Idina Menzel), who is the heiress to the throne and possesses the elemental ability to create and control ice and snow. When Elsa exiles herself from the kingdom after inadvertently sending Arendelle into an eternal winter on the evening of her coronation, fearless and faithful Anna is determined to set out on a dangerous adventure to bring her sister back and save both her kingdom and her family.

The original fairytale in general and the character of the Snow Queen in particular posed long-term problems to adapt into a feature-length production. Several film executives, including Walt Disney, made their attempts towards the story and numerous adaptations were shelved as the filmmakers could not work out the characters. Finally, directors Buck and Lee solved the issue by portraying Anna and Elsa as sisters, establishing a dynamic relationship between the characters.

Anna has received widespread acclaim from film critics, who praised the determination and enthusiasm in her personality. Bell was also extolled by various reviewers for her performance in the film.

Anna (apple)

Anna apple is a dual purpose cultivar of domesticated apple that is very early ripening and does well in warm climates.

Anna was bred by Abba Stein at the Ein Shemer kibbutz in Israel, in order to achieve a Golden Delicious-like apple, that can be cultivated in nearly tropical areas. As regular apple needs over 500 hours of chilling in order to get in blossom, Anna would flourish even with less than 300 hours, so it can be grown in warm climates. Recommended for USDA hardiness zones 5-9, or rather 6-9.

Anna was introduced to the United States in 1959, and is the most popular apple cultivar in Florida.

Anna (daughter of Boris I)

Anna (; 9th–10th century) was a Bulgarian princess and a daughter of Prince Boris I of Bulgaria (852–889).

Anna was Boris's second daughter and the youngest of six children born to his second consort, Maria, which also included the rulers Prince Vladimir (r. 889–893) and Tsar Simeon the Great (r. 893–927), the princes Gabriel and Jacob and the princess Eupraxia. Anna bears the name of Boris's sister.

Anna married the tarkan Simeon, an influential figure in the Bulgarian state. Like her older sister Eupraxia, Anna became a nun at a monastery in the Bulgarian capital Preslav later in her life. Her tombstone, unearthed in 1965 and written in Old Bulgarian and Medieval Greek, reveals that she died as a nun on 9 October of an uncertain year.

The reverse side of the stone features a portrait of the princess in a loose-fitting garment, pointing her arms sideways towards a cross-domed church on each side and holding a sceptre in her right hand. Based on this portrait, it is highly likely that Anna was a ktetor of two churches.

In the 1985 Bulgarian feature film Boris I, the role of Princess Anna is played by the actress Adriana Petrova.

Anna (norbert kristof album)

Anna is the second full-length album of Hungarian singer-songwriter Norbert Kristof. It was recorded in the year 2007 and was originally released on Christmas Day on Norbert's Myspace site. Gergo Dorozsmai played drums and piano and also recorded most of the performances in a live studio room. Lorant Keresztes (synth) and Viktor Sagi (guitar on Track 5.) also helped out during the studio process. It was mixed, produced and mastered by Norbert with the help of Gergo Dorozsmai and Lorant Keresztes.

There are a lot of studio outtakes circulating on the web including the following songs and demos:

  • Elephants
  • Haircut
  • Living Without Life
  • Miami
  • Mint Taste Tongue
  • Top 40
  • Queen July
  • The Moon
  • The Season And The Bird
  • We Are All Alone
  • We Stop
  • You Girl Me Boy

Usage examples of "anna".

Over the years, her argument remains the same, that Anna should have had an adrenalectomy and her ovaries removed, as she had.

Perhaps an adrenalectomy at the beginning would have helped, says Anna, but it is too late now that cancer has spread.

Anna trotted, wind at her back, up the dock and onto the shore of Amygdaloid Island.

By the time the armadillo had nosed and waddled around the bend in the road, Anna was less than thirty-six inches from the gray and scaly hindquarters.

Finally wised-up, her armadillo scuttled ahead, winning back the ten yards Anna had so cunningly eaten up.

There were shouted greetings and a great deal of laughter: Axel and Anna, Martha and the McGarritys, the Kaes girls trailing beaux, and most of the children of the village, many of them masked.

Morvan and Anna, David and Christiana, Duncan and Aymer, with Ian bringing up the rear.

She felt sure that if Christiana and Anna had not been present, Aymer would have struck her at several points in the heated conversation.

George in Madras, Government used to pay a reward of one anna for every bandicoot killed within the walls.

Lysara, Resor, Cens, Barat, Hoede, the pale blonde Ytrude, and Secca, the youngest redhead, sitting on a stool in the corner, her eyes darting to Anna, and then away.

Anna thought, that this kindly, lovable benefactress should have that one flaw: she would never let her forget that she had an obstacle to surmount, that there would always be this obstacle, but it was not surmountable.

So after being perfectly outmaneuvered by committee and bumped upstairs to Commander of the new Starflight Agency, there was nothing left for him except bitching to Oscar and Anna about losing crucial people at critical times because they were needed to establish a duplicate facility at High Angel.

Anna let the silence draw out slightly, knowing she was being petty, bitchy, or worse.

Anna had some sly reason for taking Andrew and Bitten to the cemetery island of San Michele, I had no doubt.

The low words seemed to hiss through the gray of the early morning, and Anna bolted upright in the narrow and lumpy pallet bed, not that she had slept that well, with nightmares of various shadowy figures chasing her through improbable settings, none of which she could remember clearly.