Origin: < Mandean mandayyā, lit., having knowledge (used as transl. of Gr gnōstikoi, Gnostics) < mandā, knowledge + -an
See Mandean in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Mandean mandaya, having knowledge
Origin: , from manda, knowledge
Origin: , from earlier Aramaic manda‘, madda‘
Origin: , infinitive of yəda‘, to know; see ydע in Semitic roots.