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.

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’.