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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of mantra (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative mantra mantrat
genitive mantran mantrojen
partitive mantraa mantroja
illative mantraan mantroihin
singular plural
nominative mantra mantrat
accusative nom.? mantra mantrat
gen. mantran
genitive mantran mantrojen
mantrainrare
partitive mantraa mantroja
inessive mantrassa mantroissa
elative mantrasta mantroista
illative mantraan mantroihin
adessive mantralla mantroilla
ablative mantralta mantroilta
allative mantralleˣ mantroilleˣ
essive mantrana mantroina
translative mantraksi mantroiksi
instructive mantroin
abessive mantratta mantroitta
comitative mantroineen

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)