ma·​na | \ ˈmä-nə How to pronounce mana (audio) \

Definition of mana

1 : the power of the elemental forces of nature embodied in an object or person
2 : moral authority : prestige

Examples of mana in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The WoW team has already crunched player stats like health and mana down on multiple occasions as a way to postpone fully solving the problem, so this is the culmination of something that has been underway for a few years now. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "World of Warcraft: Shadowlands impressions: Leveling alts is about to get a lot more fun," 10 Nov. 2019 And once again, big daddy is completely surrounded by beautiful estrogen and loving, powerful female mana. Jackie Frere, Redbook, "The Rock's New Baby Announcement Is the Cutest Thing You'll See All Day," 12 Dec. 2017 But for most of humankind, one earns mana through earnest work. Taylor Weik /, NBC News, "When Larry Kimura was young, the Hawaiian language was dying. Now, it thrives.," 9 May 2018 If your pedigree is from the gods, you are born with some form of mana. Taylor Weik /, NBC News, "When Larry Kimura was young, the Hawaiian language was dying. Now, it thrives.," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of mana

circa 1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mana

of Polynesian origin; akin to Hawaiian & Maori mana mana

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The first known use of mana was circa 1843

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“Mana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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