[man-truh, mahn-, muhn-] /ˈmæn trə, ˈmɑn-, ˈmʌn-/
Hinduism. a word or formula, as from the Veda, chanted or sung as an incantation or prayer.
an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism:
If I hear the “less is more” mantra one more time, I’ll scream.
(Hinduism) any of those parts of the Vedic literature which consist of the metrical psalms of praise
(Hinduism, Buddhism) any sacred word or syllable used as an object of concentration and embodying some aspect of spiritual power
1808, “that part of the Vedas which contains hymns,” from Sanskrit mantra-s “sacred message or text, charm, spell, counsel,” literally “instrument of thought,” related to manyate “thinks,” from PIE root *men- “to think” (see mind (n.)). Sense of “special word used for meditation” is first recorded in English 1956.
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[man-choo-uh] /ˈmæn tʃu ə/ noun 1. a city in E Lombardy, in N Italy: birthplace of Vergil. /ˈmæntjʊə/ noun 1. a loose gown of the 17th and 18th centuries, worn open in front to show the underskirt /ˈmæntjʊə/ noun 1. a city in N Italy, in E Lombardy, surrounded by lakes: birthplace of Virgil. Pop: […]
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