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an·na

 (ä′nə)
n.
A copper coin formerly used in India and Pakistan.

[Hindi ānā, from Sanskrit aṇu-, small.]

anna

(ˈænə)
n
(Currencies) a former Indian copper coin, worth one sixteenth of a rupee
[C18: from Hindi ānā]

an•na

(ˈɑ nə)

n., pl. -nas.
a former monetary unit of India and Pakistan, equal to 1/16 of a rupee.
[1720–30; < Hindi ānā]
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Noun1.anna - a former copper coin of Pakistan and India
Indian monetary unit - monetary unit in India
Pakistani monetary unit - monetary unit in Pakistan
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References in classic literature ?
See, little one, here are four annas to spend in sweetmeats because thou hast a little head under that great thatch of hair.
It was intrigue of some kind, Kim knew; but its worth lay in saying nothing whatever to anyone except Mahbub, who gave him beautiful meals all hot from the cookshop at the head of the serai, and once as much as eight annas in money.
In 1998, George Annas, director of the Law, Medicine, and Ethics Program at the Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, conceded that the carrier of the BRCA1 gene has a high risk of contracting breast cancer.
Annas would have believed that he was God, as long as he did not have to believe that he was also man.
Anna's Angels Director Michelle Pfeiffer started Anna's Angels with her husband, Andrew Merrills, following the birth of their second daughter, Anna, who has Down syndrome.