mana

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noun ma·na \ˈmä-nə\

Definition of mana

  1. 1 :  the power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person

  2. 2 :  moral authority :  prestige

Origin and Etymology of mana

of Polynesian origin; akin to Hawaiian & Maori mana mana


First Known Use: circa 1843


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