Main definitions of anna in English

: anna1anna2

anna1

Pronunciation /ˈänə/ /ˈɑnə/

noun

  • A former monetary unit of India and Pakistan, equal to one sixteenth of a rupee.

Origin

From Hindi ānā.

Pronunciation

anna

/ˈänə/ /ˈɑnə/

Main definitions of anna in English

: anna1anna2

anna2

(also annan)

Pronunciation /ˈänə/ /ˈɑnə/

noun

South Asian
  • An elder brother (often used as a respectful title or form of address)

    ‘I'm so happy to see my anna after eight years and to see him getting married’
    ‘I got to act with Ajith anna’

Origin

From Tamil aṇṇaṉ (also in honorific plural form aṇṇā) ‘elder brother’.

Pronunciation

anna

/ˈänə/ /ˈɑnə/