manna

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna (countable and uncountable, plural mannas)

  1. (biblical) Food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus.
  2. (by extension) Any boon which comes into one's hands by good luck.
    • c. 1596–1598 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies [] (First Folio), London: [] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i]:
      Fair ladies, you drop manna in the way / Of starved people.
    • 2010, Giancarlo Gandolfo, Economic Dynamics, 4th edition, Springer, page 197f:
      The introduction of technical progress in this model can be made in a very simple manner if we assume that it is of the ‘disembodied’ type, that is, something like manna that falls from heaven on all capital goods, old and new. [emphasis in original]
  3. The sugary sap of the manna gum tree which oozes out from holes drilled by insects and falls to the ground around the tree.[2]
    • 1966, Bill Beatty, Tales of Old Australia, National Distributors, →ISBN, page 14, discussing old Australian foods
      The icing on the cake was made from manna, which was gathered under the manna gums. Manna mixed with milk made a splendid icing.

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

manna n (genitive singular manna, uncountable)

  1. manna
  2. (botany) fruit of an elm tree

Declension[edit]

Declension of manna (singular only)
n1s singular
indefinite definite
nominative manna mannað
accusative manna mannað
dative manna mannanum
genitive manna mannans

Derived terms[edit]

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑnːɑ/, [ˈmɑ̝nːɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnːɑ
  • Syllabification(key): man‧na

Noun[edit]

manna

  1. (biblical) manna (food substance)
  2. manna (any good thing)
  3. semolina

Declension[edit]

Inflection of manna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative manna
genitive mannan
partitive mannaa
illative mannaan
singular plural
nominative manna
accusative nom. manna
gen. mannan
genitive mannan
partitive mannaa
inessive mannassa
elative mannasta
illative mannaan
adessive mannalla
ablative mannalta
allative mannalle
essive mannana
translative mannaksi
abessive mannatta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of manna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mannani
accusative nom. mannani
gen. mannani
genitive mannani
partitive mannaani
inessive mannassani
elative mannastani
illative mannaani
adessive mannallani
ablative mannaltani
allative mannalleni
essive mannanani
translative mannakseni
abessive mannattani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative mannasi
accusative nom. mannasi
gen. mannasi
genitive mannasi
partitive mannaasi
inessive mannassasi
elative mannastasi
illative mannaasi
adessive mannallasi
ablative mannaltasi
allative mannallesi
essive mannanasi
translative mannaksesi
abessive mannattasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative mannamme
accusative nom. mannamme
gen. mannamme
genitive mannamme
partitive mannaamme
inessive mannassamme
elative mannastamme
illative mannaamme
adessive mannallamme
ablative mannaltamme
allative mannallemme
essive mannanamme
translative mannaksemme
abessive mannattamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative mannanne
accusative nom. mannanne
gen. mannanne
genitive mannanne
partitive mannaanne
inessive mannassanne
elative mannastanne
illative mannaanne
adessive mannallanne
ablative mannaltanne
allative mannallenne
essive mannananne
translative mannaksenne
abessive mannattanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative mannansa
accusative nom. mannansa
gen. mannansa
genitive mannansa
partitive mannaansa
inessive mannassaan
mannassansa
elative mannastaan
mannastansa
illative mannaansa
adessive mannallaan
mannallansa
ablative mannaltaan
mannaltansa
allative mannalleen
mannallensa
essive mannanaan
mannanansa
translative mannakseen
mannaksensa
abessive mannattaan
mannattansa
instructive
comitative

Synonyms[edit]

  • (any good thing): nanna (especially food)

Derived terms[edit]

compounds

Further reading[edit]

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

manna

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰

Greenlandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

manna

  1. (demonstrative) proximal pronoun; this here, he/she/it here.

Declension[edit]

See also[edit]

  • una (that nearby)
  • innga (that yonder)
  • kanna (that down a medial distance)
  • sanna (that down a long distance)
  • pinnga (that up a medial distance)
  • panna (that up a long distance)
  • qanna (that in there/out there)
  • anna (that in the north)
  • kinnga (that in the south/that outside)

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

manna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative mannaði, supine mannað)

  1. to man
Conjugation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna

  1. indefinite genitive plural of maður

Etymology 2[edit]

Old Norse manna, from Late Latin manna.

Noun[edit]

manna n (genitive singular manna, no plural)

  1. manna
Declension[edit]

Ingrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Russian манна (manna) (cf. the derived манка (manka), манный (mannyj)), ultimately from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna).

Related to Finnish manna and Estonian manna.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna

  1. semolina

Declension[edit]

Declension of manna (type 3/kana, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative manna mannat
genitive mannan mannoin
partitive mannaa mannoja
illative mannaa mannoi
inessive mannaas mannois
elative mannast mannoist
allative mannalle mannoille
adessive mannaal mannoil
ablative mannalt mannoilt
translative mannaks mannoiks
essive mannanna, mannaan mannoinna, mannoin
exessive1) mannant mannoint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 296

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈman.na/
  • Rhymes: -anna
  • Hyphenation: màn‧na

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

manna f (plural manne)

  1. manna (all senses)
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna f (plural manne)

  1. sheaf
  2. (heraldry) garb
Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

Kavalan[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

manna

  1. (interrogative) why

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Biblical Hebrew מן (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna f (genitive mannae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) manna

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative manna mannae
Genitive mannae mannārum
Dative mannae mannīs
Accusative mannam mannās
Ablative mannā mannīs
Vocative manna mannae

References[edit]

  • manna”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • manna in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

manna m (definite singular mannaen, indefinite plural mannaer or mannaar, definite plural mannaene or mannaane)

  1. (biblical) manna
  2. a sweetish tree sap, especially of the manna ash
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From mann (man) +‎ -a.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • manne (e- and split infinitives)

Verb[edit]

manna (present tense mannar, past tense manna, past participle manna, passive infinitive mannast, present participle mannande, imperative manna/mann)

  1. to man
Derived terms[edit]

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna

  1. genitive plural of mann

Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna

  1. genitive plural of maðr

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin manna, from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (man).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

manna f

  1. farina
    Synonyms: grysik, kasza manna
  2. (biblical) manna (food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus)
  3. mannagrass, sweetgrass (any of several perennial grasses of the genus Glyceria)
  4. manna (sugary sap of the manna gum tree)
  5. rim lichen (any lichen of the genus Lecanora)
    Synonym: misecznica

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjectives
nouns

Further reading[edit]

  • manna in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • manna in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Italian manna.

Noun[edit]

manna f (plural mannas)

  1. sheaf
  2. (heraldry) garb

Related terms[edit]

màiga f, mannuciu m

Sidamo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Cushitic. Cognates include Burji meena, Hadiyya manna and Kambaata manna.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmanːa/
  • Hyphenation: man‧na

Noun[edit]

manna m (singulative mancho m or f)

  1. (collective) people

References[edit]

  • Kazuhiro Kawachi (2007) A grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic language of Ethiopia, page 38
  • Gizaw Shimelis, editor (2007), “manna”, in Sidaama-Amharic-English dictionary, Addis Ababa: Sidama Information and Culture department

Ter Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *mānō.

Noun[edit]

manna

  1. moon
  2. month

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino, Ruppel, Klaas, Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002–2008), Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[4], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland