mantra

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra, literally instrument of thought), from Proto-Indo-Aryan *mántram, from Proto-Indo-Iranian *mántram, from Proto-Indo-European *mén-tro-m, from *men- (to think). Related to English mind.

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mantra (plural mantras)

  1. (Hinduism) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer. [from 1808]
    Synonyms: incantation, intonation, recitation
    • 2001, Gautam Chatterjee, Sacred Hindu Symbols, Abhinav Publications (→ISBN), page 36:
      This mantra is also known as Guru Mantra or Savitri Mantra. The mention of Gayatri Mantra is found in all the four Vedas where its essence has been explained repeatedly. The Rig Veda, the oldest of the Vedic scriptures, has mentioned about []
  2. (originally Hinduism) A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation. [from 1956]
    Hyponyms: om, om mani padme hum
    • 1999, Ryûichi Abé, The Weaving of Mantra: Kûkai and the Construction of Esoteric Buddhist Discourse, Columbia University Press (→ISBN), page 300:
      However, the five-syllable mantra is unique, for according to Kukai, it unleashes the power of emptiness already impregnated in each letter as a primeval episode of the Dharmakaya's cosmic meditation in which he created all sorts of mantras []
  3. (by extension) A slogan or phrase often repeated.
    Synonyms: catchphrase, phrase, saying, slogan
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, in The Scotsman[1]:
      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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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra).

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mantra n (singular definite mantraet, plural indefinite mantraer)

  1. mantra

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mantra

  1. mantra

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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 mantralle mantroille
essive mantrana mantroina
translative mantraksi mantroiksi
instructive mantroin
abessive mantratta mantroitta
comitative mantroineen

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Indonesian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra).

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

Noun[edit]

mantra

  1. spell (a formula supposed to have magical powers)

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra).

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mantra (plural mantra-mantra, third person possessive mantranya)

  1. incantation
  2. mantra

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Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: man‧tra

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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

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mȁntra f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏нтра)

  1. mantra (all senses)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmantɾa/, [ˈmãn̪t̪ɾa]
  • Hyphenation: man‧tra

Noun[edit]

mantra m (plural mantras)

  1. mantra (a phrase repeated during meditation)

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