manas

[ man-uh s, muhn- ]
/ ˈmæn əs, ˈmʌn- /

noun Hinduism, Buddhism.

the rational faculty of the mind.

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Origin of manas

< Sanskrit: mind

OTHER WORDS FROM manas

ma·nas·ic [muh-nas-ik] /məˈnæs ɪk/, adjective

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mana
[ mah-nah ]
/ ˈmɑ nɑ /

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

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Mana
[ man-ey ]
/ ˈmæn eɪ /

noun

Definition for manas (4 of 4)

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 manas

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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