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manas

[man-uh s, muhn-] /ˈmæn əs, ˈmʌn-/
noun, Hinduism, Buddhism.
1.
the rational faculty of the mind.
Origin of manas
< Sanskrit: mind
Related forms
manasic
[muh-nas-ik] /məˈnæs ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

mana

[mah-nah] /ˈmɑ nɑ/
noun, Anthropology
1.
a generalized, supernatural force or power, which may be concentrated in objects or persons.
Origin
1835-45; < Polynesian

Mana

[man-ey] /ˈmæn eɪ/
noun
1.

Mannai

or Mana, Minni

[man-ey] /ˈmæn eɪ/
noun
1.
an ancient kingdom in Iran, in Kurdistan.
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  • manas had fallen in love with the King of Satyn's daughter, and had vowed to carry her off.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
  • They had sacked Urumtsi, and were laving close siege to manas.

    The Life of Yakoob Beg Demetrius Boulger
  • manas resisted vigorously, and in an instant overthrew man and horse.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
  • Now it happened that the boar just slain was an intimate friend of manas, a huge and frightful giant, own brother to Maroke.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book Constance Cary Harrison
  • In Babylonia the talent consisted of 60 manas, and each mana of 60 shekels, so that the talent consisted of 3600 shekels.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • When addressing each other, Nambūtiris use the names of their respective illams or manas.

  • Human evolution develops the mental principle, manas; Super-human evolution develops the spiritual body, Buddhi.

    Reincarnation Th. Pascal
  • Three manas are sown on a rupini about the 1st of July, and about the 1st of November produce eight patis.

    An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal Fancis Buchanan Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for manas

mana

/ˈmɑːnə/
noun (anthropol)
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
Word Origin
from Polynesian
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Word Origin and History for manas

mana

n.

"power, authority, supernatural power," 1843, from Maori, "power, authority, supernatural power."

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