from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object.
- n. Power; authority.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of supernatural energy in Polynesian religion that inheres in things or people.
- n. Magical power.
- n. Alternative spelling of manna.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Chinese characters as used by the Japanese.
- n. Power in general; authority; influence.
- n. Magical or supernatural power.
In Maori terms, these ideas may be encapsulated by the term mana whenua: authority of, and over, traditional lands.
Gauguin definitely understood "mana" - the Tahitian word for the islands' special spiritual vibe.
Gauguin definitely understood "mana" – the Tahitian word for the islands' special spiritual vibe.
Some of the enemies drained or burned mana, which Sna and Smokey really didn't enjoy, but Maglok pushed on, saying: "Your mana is of no consequence to me!"
This guy, and the idiot army who champion his every move as it’s mana from the heavens, deserve to fail.
Her mana was her own mana and all it can do, was give her its blessing.
Jean-Michel Schwartz held that the pukao were a sign of knowledge, and the seat of the mystical force known as mana; all island traditions agree that it was the head that bore mana.3
Marett sought for an even earlier and more primitive stage, such as was indicated by the idea of mana, i.e., an impersonal supernatural power envisaged by certain savage peoples, with which con - temporary anthropologists had become much con - cerned.
Alaila, ma ka mana o Waka, kona kupunawahine, ua hikiwawe loa, ua paa ka hale.
O Kahauokapaka nae, oia ke Alii nona na okana elua, o Koolauloa a me Koolaupoko, a ia ia ka mana nui maluna o kela mau okana.