Manna meaning

mănə
The sugary sap of the manna gum tree which oozes out from holes drilled by insects and falls to the ground around the tree.
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Something of value that a person receives unexpectedly.

Viewed the bonus as manna from heaven.

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(bible) A sweet food miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness: Ex. 16:14-36
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In the Bible, the food miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during their flight from Egypt.
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Spiritual nourishment of divine origin.
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Spiritual nourishment of divine origin.
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Something of value that a person receives unexpectedly.

Viewed the bonus as manna from heaven.

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Food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus.
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By extension, any good thing which comes into one's hands by luck or good fortune.
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In the Bible, the food miraculously provided for the Israelites in the wilderness during their flight from Egypt.
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A dried exudate of certain plants, especially the Eurasian ash tree Fraxinus ornus, formerly used as a laxative.
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A sweet granular substance excreted on the leaves of plants by certain insects, especially scale insects and aphids, sometimes harvested for food.
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A dried exudate of certain plants, especially the Eurasian ash tree Fraxinus ornus, formerly used as a laxative.
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A sweet granular substance excreted on the leaves of plants by certain insects, especially scale insects and aphids, sometimes harvested for food.
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Origin of manna

  • Middle English from Old English from Late Latin from Greek from Aramaic mannā from Hebrew mān mnn in Semitic roots

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

  • From Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin manna, from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (mān, “'manna").

    From Wiktionary