manas

manas

[man-uhs, muhn-]

Origin:
< Sanskrit: mind

manasic [muh-nas-ik] , adjective
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mana

[mah-nah] ,
noun Anthropology.
a generalized, supernatural force or power, which may be concentrated in objects or persons.

Origin:
1835–45; < Polynesian

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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manas

(Sanskrit: "thought"), in Indian philosophy, the human "mind," that faculty which coordinates sensory impressions before they are presented to the consciousness. Thus, when a person sees, hears, and smells an object-three different and not necessarily related impressions-the manas makes certain that he is conscious that it is the same object.

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