Mana meaning

mänə
Power; authority.
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In some indigenous beliefs, as in Polynesia, a dynamic supernatural power or influence dwelling in and flowing from certain individuals, spirits, or things and capable of producing great good or evil.
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Power, prestige; specifically, a form of supernatural energy in Polynesian religion that inheres in things or people. [from 19th c.]
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A supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object.
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(gaming, chiefly role-playing games) Magical power.
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Alternative spelling of manna.
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Origin of mana

  • Maori integrity, charisma, prestige

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Maori mana, ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *mana.

    From Wiktionary