mana
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɑː.nə/, /ˈmæ-/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈmɑ.nə/, /ˈmæ-/
  • (New Zealand) IPA: /ˈmʌ.nʌ/, /ˈma-/
Noun

mana (uncountable)

  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 RPG) Magical power.
Translations Noun

mana (plural manas)

  1. Alternative form of mina.
Noun

mana (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of manna.



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