a former kingdom and French protectorate along the E coast of French Indochina: now part of Vietnam.
The elephant, panther and tiger found in the forests of Anam.
Alden’s Handy Atlas of the World John B. Alden
The people of Anam Proper are evidently of Mongol extraction.
The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6 E. Rameur
Cambojia is situated south-west of Siam, south of Anam, between 10 and 14.
On the Phenomena of Hybridity in the Genus Homo Paul Broca
The Quanto inhabit the range of mountains between Anam and China.
The Natural History of the Varieties of Man Robert Gordon Latham
a variant spelling of Annam
a former kingdom (3rd century–1428), empire (1428–1884), and French protectorate (1884–1945) of E Indochina: now part of Vietnam
old alternative name for Vietnam, from Chinese, literally “pacified south,” the name given to the old nation of Nam Viet by the Chinese after they conquered it 111 B.C.E. From an “peace” + nan “south.” It was discarded upon restoration of Viet independence in 939 C.E., but it stuck in Western geographies and was reapplied to the region c.1790 by the French.
anan cloud, one of the Israelites who sealed the covenant after the return from Babylon (Neh. 10:26). Historical Examples This reply converted the looks of the inquirer into a stare of infinite solidity, accompanied with the word anan! The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I Tobias Smollett But Throckmorton stayed there on his knees and […]
noun a character in Caribbean folklore, a cunning trickster generally depicted as a spider with a human head; the subject of many Anancy stories, the character has its origins among the Ashanti of W Africa
noun the pineapple or a related tropical American bromeliaceous plant, the pinguin, that has an edible plum-shaped fruit Historical Examples The German gardens in which the ananas was first brought to maturity appear to have been the following. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume I (of 2) Johann Beckman ananas are cultivated solely […]
perfect bliss. flourished early 5th century b.c, favorite disciple of Gautama Buddha. Contemporary Examples Was ananda Marchildon too fat, or, specifically, too hippy to receive the €75,000 in assignments promised by the show? Dutch Model Deemed ‘Too Fat’ Gets Her Day in Court and Poses to Prove Her Point Nadette De Visser March 5, 2012 […]