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 (năn′ə, nä′nə)
1. A grandmother.
2. A nanny.

[Of baby-talk origin.]
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1. slang a fool
2. slang Austral the head
3. do one's nana slang Austral to become very angry
4. off one's nana slang Austral mad; insane
[C19: probably from banana]
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(ˈnæn ə)

n., pl. nan•as.
grandmother; grandma.
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n (inf)Trottel m (inf)
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As they were poor, owing to the amount of milk the children drank, this nurse was a prim Newfoundland dog, called Nana, who had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her.
"Mark my words," he said, "it is some nonsense Nana has been putting into their heads; just the sort of idea a dog would have.
Fresh troops came pouring in, and Nana Sahib made himself scarce over the frontier.
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Nana said the surrender is the re-sult of the police's intensified campaign against loose firearms.
Once transferred to Wellington, Nana eventually required palliative care.
The few plot events that occur are made more meaningful because Sora, Nana, and Naghi are fully realized.