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sanna, noun

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Also with initial capital.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, shortened form of the name Susanna.
1. In historical contexts. roer sense a.
1900 H. Blore Imp. Light Horseman 214You will all have heard of his skill with the rifle..the old-fashioned Sanna (Susan), the flint-lock musket.
1989 Reader’s Digest Illust. Hist. of S. Afr. 116The loading of the sanna (the name they gave to the muzzle-loading rifles they used) was a complicated procedure.
2. In full Sanna 77: a light semi-automatic machine-gun.
1978 S. Afr. Digest 29 Sept. 4The Sanna 77, said to be the first fully South African-made, semi-automatic hand machine-gun, has been launched in Durban.
1986 M. Gwala in S. Ndaba One Day in June 61Ideas more long-ranged than an FN rifle or a Sanna 77, and more absolute than a hippo, will always crop up and surpass those ideas born of repression.
roera.
a light semi-automatic machine-gun.

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