- Hinduism. a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as an incantation or prayer.
- an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism: If I hear the “less is more” mantra one more time, I'll scream.
Origin of mantra
Examples from the Web for mantric
Astral beings can affect their bodies by lifetronic force or by mantric vibrations.
The Puranas (ancient shastras or treatises) describe these mantric wars between devas and asuras (gods and demons).
- Hinduism any of those parts of the Vedic literature which consist of the metrical psalms of praise
- Hinduism Buddhism any sacred word or syllable used as an object of concentration and embodying some aspect of spiritual power
Word Origin and History for mantric
1808, "that part of the Vedas which contains hymns," from Sanskrit mantra-s "sacred message or text, charm, spell, counsel," literally "instrument of thought," related to manyate "thinks," from PIE root *men- "to think" (see mind (n.)). Sense of "special word used for meditation" is first recorded in English 1956.