One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1treated as plural Anecdotes or literary gossip about a person.
- ‘A collection of gossip was at one time known as an ana.’
2treated as singular A collection of a person's memorable sayings.collection, selection, anthology, treasury, compendium, album, corpus, miscellany, pot-pourriView synonyms
Mid 18th century: from -ana.
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