Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-ana Also -iana.

Things associated with a person, place, or field of interest.

[Latin, neuter plural ending of adjectives in -anus.]

This ending can indicate a collection of interesting or collectible items associated with a person, place, or period: Americana, Churchilliana, Africana, Shakespeareana (sometimes Shakespeariana), Victoriana; or a collection of notable sayings associated with a person: Johnsoniana, Swinburneana. Ana sometimes occurs as a free-standing word in the sense of a collection of anecdotes or literary gossip about a person.

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