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4 letters words from 'mana'

MANA 6NAAM 6

3 letters words from 'mana'

AMA 5ANA 3
MAA 5MAN 5
MNA 5NAM 5

2 letters words from 'mana'

AA 2AM 4
AN 2MA 4
NA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of mana

mana amna mnaa nmaa anma nama maan aman maan aman aamn aamn mnaa nmaa mana amna nama anma anam naam aanm aanm naam anam

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Definitions and meaning of mana

mana

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː.nə/, /ˈmæ-/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈmɑ.nə/, /ˈmæ-/
  • (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈmʌ.nʌ/, /ˈma-/
  • Rhymes: -ɑːnə
  • Hyphenation: ma‧na

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Maori mana, ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Noun

mana (usually uncountable, plural manas)

  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: Studies in Popular Beliefs in 16th and 17th Century England, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, OCLC 71368859; republished London: Folio Society, 2012, OCLC 805007047, page 193:
      But in popular estimation their essential virtue derived from the personal mana of the sovereign.
  2. (fantasy role-playing games) Magical power.

Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

mana (plural manas)

  1. Alternative form of mina (ancient unit of weight or currency).

Etymology 3

Noun

mana (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of manna.

Further reading

  • mana on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Nama, naam

Bassa

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mɾ̃ã̄]

Noun

mana

  1. a blessing

Verb

mana

  1. to swallow

References

  • Bassa-English Dictionary
  • 2007. The UCLA Phonetics Lab Archive. Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Department of Linguistics.

Bikol Central

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.na/

Noun

mana

  1. heirloom, inheritance, heritage

Verb

mana (infinitive magmana)

  1. to inherit

Blagar

Noun

mana

  1. place

References

  • Antoinette Schapper, The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1 (2014), p. 162
  • Hein Steinhauer, "Going" and "Coming" in the Blagar of Dolap (Pura–Alor–Indonesia)

Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /ˈma.nə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈma.na/

Interjection

mana

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

Synonyms

  • perdó?

Verb

mana

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

Czech

Etymology

From Late Latin manna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmana]
  • Hyphenation: ma‧na
  • Rhymes: -ana

Noun

mana

  1. (biblical) manna

Declension

Further reading

  • mana in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • mana in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Denya

Noun

mànǎ

  1. water

Further reading

  • Tanyi Eyong Mbuagbaw, The Denya Noun Class System, in the Journal of West African Languages

Fijian

Noun

mana

  1. sign, omen
  2. miracle, wonder (use cakamana to specify this meaning)
  3. antidote (use mana kina to specify this meaning)
  4. (biblical) manna

Adverb

mana

  1. so be it, let it be so (addressed to a heathen deity)

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑnɑ/, [ˈmɑnɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑnɑ
  • Syllabification: ma‧na

Etymology 1

Unknown. Possibly a back-formation of manala, which could then originate from maan alla (under the ground), but this is untenable if the proposed Samic cognates are correct (such as Southern Sami muonese ((good or bad) spirit, omen)).

Noun

mana

  1. death, Death (personification of death)
Declension
Synonyms
  • (death): kuolema, kuolo, tuoni
Derived terms
  • nouns: manala (if not back-formation)
  • verbs: manata, mennä manalle, mennä manan majoille

Etymology 2

From Maori mana.

Noun

mana

  1. mana
Declension

Anagrams

  • Maan, maan

French

Noun

mana m (plural manas)

  1. (religion) mana

Garo

Verb

mana

  1. to rebuke

Hadza

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mana/

Noun

mana m

  1. a piece of meat

See also manako (meat), manabee (body), manae (to go to where there is meat)


Hawaiian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Noun

mana

  1. religious power

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːna/
  • Rhymes: -aːna

Etymology 1

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *manōną. Possibly borrowed through Middle Low German or German mahnen (to urge).

Verb

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

  1. to dare (someone to do something)
Conjugation

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English mana, from Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Noun

mana n (genitive singular mana, no plural)

  1. (gaming, role playing) mana
Declension

Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.na/

Adverb

mana

  1. where, which

Derived terms

  • dari mana
  • di mana
  • ke mana
  • yang mana

Further reading

  • “mana” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish manadh, from a Proto-Celtic derivative of Proto-Indo-European *men- (to think), the source of Latin moneo (I advise, warn).

Noun

mana m (genitive singular mana, nominative plural manaí)

  1. portent, sign
  2. attitude, outlook
  3. motto

Declension

Mutation

Further reading

  • "mana" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.

References


Italiot Greek

Noun

mana f

  1. mother

Japanese

Romanization

mana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of まな
  2. Rōmaji transcription of マナ

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈmaː.naː/, [ˈmäːnäː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈma.na/, [ˈmäːnä]

Verb

mānā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of mānō

Latvian

Pronoun

mana

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

Verb

mana

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative form of manīt
  2. 3rd person plural present indicative form of manīt
  3. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of manīt
  4. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of manīt

Malay

Pronunciation

  • (Johor-Selangor) IPA(key): /manə/
  • (Riau-Lingga) IPA(key): /mana/
  • Rhymes: -anə, -nə,

Adverb

mana (Jawi spelling مان‎)

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

Usage notes

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

Further reading

  • “mana” in Pusat Rujukan Persuratan Melayu | Malay Literary Reference Centre, Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017.

Maori

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Noun

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.

Descendants

  • English: mana

Middle Norwegian

Etymology

From Middle Low German [Term?].

Verb

mana

  1. to encourage, urge

Descendants

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: mana, mane
  • Norwegian Bokmål: mane

References

  • “mana” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Neapolitan

Etymology

Ultimately from Latin manus.

Noun

mana f

  1. hand

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈmana/

Verb

mana

  1. inflection of mannat:
    1. present indicative connegative
    2. second-person singular imperative
    3. imperative connegative

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Middle Norwegian mana, from Middle Low German [Term?].

Alternative forms

  • mane (e infinitive)

Verb

mana (present tense manar, past tense mana, past participle mana, passive infinitive manast, present participle manande, imperative man)

  1. to encourage, urge

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun

mana

  1. definite singular of man

References

  • “mana” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Norse

Noun

mana

  1. indefinite genitive plural of mǫn

Oromo

Etymology

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun

mana

  1. house

Pali

Alternative forms

Noun

mana m or n

  1. Interpretation of many of the inflectional forms of manas (mind)
  2. vocative singular of manas

Portuguese

Noun

mana f (plural manas)

  1. (colloquial, familiar) sister

Quechua

Particle

mana

  1. not
  2. no

See also

  • -chu

Rapa Nui

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Noun

mana

  1. power
  2. divine authority

Sambali

Noun

mana

  1. heritage

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From Turkish mahana, a dialectic variant of Turkish behane from Persian بهانه(bahâne, excuse). Related to Macedonian маана (maana), Bulgarian махана (mahana), Albanian mahanë - all borrowed from Ottoman Turkish.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

mána f (Cyrillic spelling ма́на)

  1. flaw, fault, shortcoming
Declension
Derived terms
  • verbs: manisati

Etymology 2

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

Pronunciation

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

Noun

mȁna f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏на)

  1. manna
Declension

Etymology 3

Borrowed from English mana, from Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

mȁna f (Cyrillic spelling ма̏на)

  1. mana
Declension

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmana/, [ˈma.na]

Etymology 1

Noun

mana f (plural manas, masculine mano, masculine plural manos)

  1. (slang, Mexico) female equivalent of mano

Etymology 2

Verb

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

Etymology

From Low German manen, from Old Saxon manon, from Proto-Germanic *manōną, cognate with Old English manian (to remind).

Verb

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

  1. to encourage or urge someone

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • anmana
  • frammana
  • förmana
  • maning
  • självmant
  • uppmana
  • utmana

Tagalog

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈma.na/

Noun

mana

  1. heirloom, inheritance, heritage

Verb

mana (infinitive magmana)

  1. to inherit

Tahitian

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Noun

mana

  1. power
  2. respect given in accordance to power

Tongan

Etymology

From Proto-Polynesian *mana, from Proto-Oceanic *mana.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ma.na/

Noun

mana

  1. miracle

Tunggare

Noun

mana

  1. water

References

  • C. L. Voorhoeve, 1975. Languages of Irian Jaya Checklist, Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, p.120
  • Bill Palmer, editor (2018) The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide, Padua: De Gruyter Mouton, OCLC 1050042990

Turkish

Etymology

From Ottoman Turkish معنا‎, from Arabic مَعْنًى(maʿnan) (plural: مَعَانٍ(maʿānin)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maːɲaː/, /maːnaː/

Noun

mânâ (definite accusative manayı, plural manalar)

  1. meaning

Declension

Synonyms

  • anlam

Volapük

Noun

mana

  1. genitive singular of man

Xavante

Pronunciation

IPA(key): [mə̃nə̃]

Etymology

From Proto-Central Jê *mə̃nə̃ (tail, penis) < Proto-Cerrado *mbyn (tail, penis) < Proto-Jê *mbyn (tail).

Noun

mana

  1. Form of (utterance-medial variant)

Yawa

Noun

mana

  1. water

References

  • Andrew Pawley, Papuan Pasts: Cultural, Linguistic and Biological Histories of Papuan-Speaking Peoples (2005)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a supernatural force in certain Pacific island religions.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)