mana

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Maori mana, ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *mana.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mana (uncountable)

  1. Power, prestige; specifically, a form of supernatural energy in Polynesian religion that inheres in things or people. [from 19th c.]
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 193:
      But in popular estimation their essential virtue derived from the personal mana of the sovereign.
  2. (gaming, chiefly role-playing games) Magical power.
    • 2007, "bear", Makes Lovely Julienne Ogres.... (on newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.angband)
      Teleporting from an open room where there were a dozen black orcs firing bows [] landed me, low on mana and hitpoints, in a room full of gnome mages who instantly summoned four umber hulks and a xorn!
    • 2010, Ernest Adams, Fundamentals of Game Design (page 580)
      Mana often grows in exponential proportion to population size, so as the population increases the player acquires vastly greater powers—a progression that god games share with spellcaster characters in role-playing games.
  3. Alternative spelling of manna.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mana

  1. sorry, pardon (I did not hear you)

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

mana

  1. third-person singular present indicative form of manar
  2. second-person singular imperative form of manar

Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. death, Death (personification of death)
Declension[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. mana

Anagrams[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mana

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. religious power

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

mana (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative manaði, supine manað)

  1. to dare (someone to do something)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English mana, from a Polynesian language.

Noun[edit]

mana n (genitive singular mana, no plural)

  1. (gaming, role playing) mana
Declension[edit]

Indonesian[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mana

  1. where, which

Derived terms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

mana

  1. rōmaji reading of まな
  2. rōmaji reading of マナ

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

mānā

  1. first-person singular present active imperative of mānō

Latvian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mana

  1. genitive singular masculine form of mans
  2. nominative singular feminine form of mans
  3. vocative singular feminine form of mans

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

mana

  1. where (incomplete without ke, di or dari)
  2. which (used with yang)

Usage notes[edit]

Only comes in the following form di mana (at, in where), ke mana (to where) and yang mana (which one).


Maori[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mana

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. power; mana
    2006, Joanne Barker, Sovereignty Matters, page 208:
    In 1979 a gathering of elders at the Waananga kaumatua affirmed te reo Maori “Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Maori” the language is the life principle of Maori mana.

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin manus.

Noun[edit]

mana f

  1. hand

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mana f (plural manas)

  1. (colloquial, familiar) sister

Quechua[edit]

Particle[edit]

mana

  1. not
  2. no

Rapa Nui[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mana

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. power
  2. divine authority

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *mana.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǎːna/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧na

Noun[edit]

mána f (Cyrillic spelling ма́на)

  1. fault, defect, shortcoming
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin manna, from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (mān, 'manna).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mâna/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧na

Noun[edit]

mȁna f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏на)

  1. manna
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From English mana, itself from a Polynesian source.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mâna/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧na

Noun[edit]

mȁna f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏на)

  1. mana
Declension[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mana

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of manar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of manar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of manar.

Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mana (present manar, preterite manade, supine manat, imperative mana)

  1. to encourage or urge someone

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Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. heirloom

Verb[edit]

mana (infinitive magmana'')

  1. to inherit

Tahitian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mana

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. power
  2. respect given in accordance to power

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *mana

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. miracle

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mânâ (definite accusative manayı, plural manalar)

  1. meaning

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

mana

  1. genitive singular of man