Definition of mana in English:

mana

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːnə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • (In Polynesian, Melanesian, and Maori belief) an impersonal supernatural power which can be transmitted or inherited.
    More example sentences
    • It seems there's not an acre of land that doesn't have a story and a hefty dose of mana, or spiritual power.
    • Hair is thought to contain mana or power and so the cutting of hair is also a risky business.
    • Shouldn't he be conjuring up mana to help with the disaster relief effort?

Origin

Maori.

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