an·​na ˈä-nə How to pronounce anna (audio)
: a former monetary unit of Burma, India, and Pakistan equal to ¹/₁₆ rupee
: a coin representing one anna

Examples of anna in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thatikonda called Dhubba anna, or brother, in Telugu. Marin Wolf, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 Humans have already displaced Anne's hummingbirds (Calypte anna) because of changing habitats. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 May 2022 In this species, called Anna’s hummingbird (Calypte anna), only males have an iridescent face and neck. Leslie Nemo, Scientific American, 8 Mar. 2021

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Word History


Hindi & Urdu ānā

First Known Use

1680, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anna was in 1680

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“Anna.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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