mana

[ mah-nah ]
/ ˈmɑ nɑ /
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noun Anthropology.

a generalized, supernatural force or power, which may be concentrated in objects or persons.

Origin of mana

Borrowed into English from Polynesian around 1835–45

Definition for mana (2 of 3)

Mana

[ man-ey ]
/ ˈmæn eɪ /

noun


Definition for mana (3 of 3)

Mannai

or Man·a, Min·ni

[ man-ey ]
/ ˈmæn eɪ /

noun

an ancient kingdom in Iran, in Kurdistan.

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British Dictionary definitions for mana

mana

/ (ˈmɑːnə) /

noun anthropol

(in Polynesia, Melanesia, etc) a concept of a life force, believed to be seated in the head, and associated with high social status and ritual power
any power achieved by ritual means; prestige; authority

Word Origin for mana

from Polynesian
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