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[mah-nyah-nah; English muh-nyah-nuh] /mɑˈnyɑ nɑ; English məˈnyɑ nə/ Spanish.
tomorrow; the (indefinite) future.
tomorrow; in the (indefinite) future. Unabridged
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  • Reflected from manana, a single gleam of light gave him further warning.

    Witches Cove Roy J. Snell
  • Two million dollars went into that experiment, but manana won.

    The Weavers, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • For I had not been in Cuba more than twenty-eight hours before the "manana philosophy" had laid hold of me.

    Mavis of Green Hill Faith Baldwin
  • As it played backward and forward it tinged the crest of manana, as the rock was called, with a faint halo of glory.

    Witches Cove Roy J. Snell
  • Statehood and "manana" are putting up a fierce contest to become exact synonyms.

    Oklahoma Sunshine Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
British Dictionary definitions for manana


/maˈɲana; English məˈnjɑːnə/
noun, adverb
  1. tomorrow
  2. some other and later time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for manana

from Spanish mañana, "tomorrow," from cras manñana, literally "tomorrow early," from Vulgar Latin *maneana "early," from Latin mane "in the morning," from PIE *ma- "good," with notion of "occurring at a good time, timely, early" (cf. matins; and see mature (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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