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A copper coin formerly used in India and Pakistan.

[Hindi ānā, from Sanskrit aṇu-, small.]
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(Currencies) a former Indian copper coin, worth one sixteenth of a rupee
[C18: from Hindi ānā]
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(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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There were three distinct stages in the evolution of Annette Brougham's attitude towards the knocking in the room above.
'I am sorry,' repeated Annette, well below zero, 'if my playing disturbed you.
'Then why knock on the floor?' said Annette, turning to go.
'I was trying to get a phrase,' said Annette, with dignity, but less coldly.
"One of your excellent omelettes, my good Annette," he answered, "if your hand has not lost its cunning!"
His steadfast gaze seemed to reduce Annette into a state of nervous panic.
"Annette," he said, "they have placed me upon the list."
"Indeed, monsieur," Annette declared, "I know nothing.
Annette ought to be horse sometimes and not always driver; and Willie may as well make up his mind to let Marion build her house by his, for she will do it, and he needn't fuss about it.
"And you took my book away and hid it 'cause I wouldn't go and swing when you wanted me to," added Annette, the oldest of the Snow trio.
"If you have nothing better to do, Count [or Prince], and if the prospect of spending an evening with a poor invalid is not too terrible, I shall be very charmed to see you tonight between 7 and 10- Annette Scherer."
"Listen, dear Annette," said the prince, suddenly taking Anna Pavlovna's hand and for some reason drawing it downwards.