What does the word ana mean?

  • a word which signifies 'of each.' It is used in prescriptions as well as a and aa, its abbreviations. As a prefix to words, it means 'in,' 'through,' 'upwards,' 'above,' in opposition to cata ;-also, 'repetition,' like the English rc. Hence,-

  • [ Greek] An abbreviation meaning of each, equal parts of each.

  • A distributive Greek preposition, meaning of each; used in prescription writing, usually in the abbreviated form aa, or more correctly aa.

  • Of each.

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