mantra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra). In the sense of "hymn portion of the Vedas" in English since 1808; in the sense of "word or phrase used in meditation" since 1956.

Noun[edit]

mantra (plural mantras)

  1. (Hinduism) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer.
  2. A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, originally in Hinduism.
  3. (by extension) A slogan or phrase often repeated.
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, The Scotsman:
      The pre-match mantra from the Scotland camp may have been of it not being a “must win” game but that fooled no-one, Poland’s win in Georgia earlier last night simply crystallised how vital it was for the Scots not to lose any more ground at this stage of an intensely competitive campaign.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mantra

  1. mantra

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mantra

  1. mantra (a slogan or phrase often repeated)

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

mantra m (plural mantras)

  1. (Hinduism) mantra (a phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mântra/
  • Hyphenation: man‧tra

Noun[edit]

mȁntra f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏нтра)

  1. mantra (all senses)

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mantra m (plural mantras)

  1. mantra (all senses)