mana

[mah-nah]

Origin:
1835–45; < Polynesian

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Mana

[man-ey]
noun
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mana (ˈmɑːnə)
 
n
1.  (in Polynesia, Melanesia, etc) a concept of a life force, believed to be seated in the head, and associated with high social status and ritual power
2.  any power achieved by ritual means; prestige; authority
 
[from Polynesian]

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mana
1843, from Maori, "power, authority, supernatural power."
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It is generally an alloy of precious metals combined in some ratio with pure mana.
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