Origin of manna
Examples from the Web for manna
Reduced gas prices are manna for common Ukrainians, who once paid more for Russian gas than did Western Europeans.
Unsurprisingly, the junior senator from Texas is manna to talk-radio warriors.Ted Cruz’s Biggest Cheerleaders Are (Where Else?) on Right-Wing Talk Radio|Michelle Cottle|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the bombs America will drop will be manna for ISIS.
For Romney, a three-way tie for first place in Iowa is manna from heaven.Media Hype About Mitt Romney’s Iowa Showing Is Wrong|Peter Beinart|January 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I shall gather manna for her morning and night: the plains and hillsides in the moon are bleached with manna, Adèle.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
The manna scene may be compared with another and more vivid version of the same incident in S. Giorgio Maggiore.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
But to the prisoners these glimpses of friends' faces are like manna from heaven.Bits About Home Matters|Helen Hunt Jackson
And now Maisie had a secret joy to feed on—a manna to sustain her in the wilderness of her tiresome life.Man and Maid|E. (Edith) Nesbit
As for her father, he was bewailing the parting with Alicia, whose Irishness was a manna in the wilderness to him.A Woman Named Smith|Marie Conway Oemler
British Dictionary definitions for manna
Word Origin for manna
Word Origin and History for manna
Old English borrowing from Late Latin manna, from Greek manna, from Hebrew man, probably literally "substance exuded by the tamarisk tree," but used in Greek and Latin specifically with reference to the substance miraculously supplied to the Children of Israel during their wandering in the Wilderness (Ex. xvi:15). Meaning "spiritual nourishment" is attested from late 14c. Generalized sense of "something provided unexpectedly" is from 1590s.