mana

noun
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

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Swamps: Black mana is the most sinister of the bunch. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering': Everything You Need to Know," 19 Feb. 2019 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 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 The best time to go may be in April, when large herds of elephants, buffalo, kudu, and the elusive eland return to the four (or mana in the local language) large permanent pools along the south bank of the Zambezi River after the rainy season. Kitson Jazynka, National Geographic, "17 unforgettable African safaris," 14 June 2019 Swamps: Black mana is the most sinister of the bunch. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "How to Play 'Magic: The Gathering': Everything You Need to Know," 19 Feb. 2019 The bot won the first two games with ease, with a style of play that was heavily focused on objectives—pushing the enemy team's towers, controlling the map—and sustaining its heroes' health and mana during long engagements. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Elon Musk’s Dota 2 bots spank top-tier humans, and they know how to trash talk," 6 Aug. 2018 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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