Mantra meaning

măntrə, mŭn-
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(hinduism) A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
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(General.) A slogan or phrase often repeated.
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The definition of a mantra is a repeated word or phrase, prayer or chant.

An example of a mantra is a team saying "We will win" over and over again.

An example of a mantra is the Buddhist chant "om."

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A syllable, word, etc. repeated during yogic meditation.
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A word or slogan often repeated, as to provide inspiration.

The store manager's mantra was “always maximize sales”

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(hinduism) A hymn or portion of text, esp. from the Veda, chanted or intoned as an incantation or prayer.
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A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, originally in Hinduism.
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(hinduism) A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
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(Hinduism.) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer.
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Origin of mantra

  • Sanskrit mantraḥ men-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Sanskrit mantraḥ men-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Sanskrit मन्त्र (mantra). In the sense of "hymn portion of the Vedas" in English since 1808; in the sense of "word or phrase used in meditation" since 1956.

    From Wiktionary