-ana

-a"na

(-ā"nȧ)

Etymology

The neuter plural ending of Latin adjectives in -anus.
  • A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.
    Used also as a substantive; as, the French anas
    It has been said that the table-talk of Selden is worth all the ana of the Continent.
    — Hallam.