mani wall

ma·​ni wall | \ ˈmänē- \

Definition of mani wall

: a wall made of stones inscribed with a Lamaist prayer

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for mani wall

mani from Tibetan, a prayer carved on the stones in such walls, from Sanskrit maṇi jewel (as in om maṇi padme hūṃ Oh, the jewel on the lotus, Amen—the words of the prayer)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mani wall

Statistics for mani wall

Cite this Entry

“Mani wall.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

Comments on mani wall

What made you want to look up mani wall? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


delight or enjoyment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!