-ana

-ana

a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an assembly of items, as household objects, art, books, or maps, or a description of such items, as a bibliography, all of which are representative of or associated with the place, person, or period named by the stem: Americana; Shakespeareana; Victoriana.
Also, -iana.


Origin:
< Latin, neuter plural of -ānus -an

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-ana or -iana
 
suffix forming nouns
denoting a collection of objects or information relating to a particular individual, subject, or place: Shakespeareana; Victoriana; Americana
 
[New Latin, from Latin -āna, literally: matters relating to, neuter plural of -ānus; see -an]
 
-iana or -iana
 
suffix forming nouns
 
[New Latin, from Latin -āna, literally: matters relating to, neuter plural of -ānus; see -an]

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