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Definition of the noun Mana

What does Mana mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: manas

  1. A form of supernatural energy in Polynesian religion that inheres in things or people.
  2. [context: gaming, chiefly role-playing games] Magical power.


  1. Mana a.k.a. Maná is a Mexican rock band from Guadalajara, Jalisco. The group's current line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Fher Olvera, drummer Alex González, guitarist Sergio Vallín, and bassist Juan Calleros. Considered the biggest Latin rock band in the world, Maná has earned four Grammy Awards, seven Latin Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, six Premios Juventud awards, fourteen Billboard Latin Music Awards and fifteen Premios Lo Nuestro awards. The band established what would become the template for many other popular Spanish-speaking rock music groups.
  2. Mana is a musical group.
    • album: "Ti"
  3. Mana is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Mana Erg, Mana Mana and Mana Poly All-Stars.


  1. Mana is a Japanese musician and fashion designer, best known for a role as leader and guitarist of the visual kei rock band Malice Mizer. His clothing label, Moi-même-Moitié, helped popularize Japan's Gothic Lolita fashion movement.
  2. Mana a.k.a. Fher Olvera: José Fernando Emilio "Fher" Olvera is the secondary guitarist, composer, and lead singer for the Mexican rock band Maná. Olvera studied communications at the Universidad Iberoamericana. He has collaborated with other famous musicians such as Rubén Blades, Carlos Santana, Pablo Milanés, Luciano Pavarotti, Zucchero, Miguel Ríos, Miguel Bosé and Juan Luis Guerra, among others.
  3. Mana is a Finnish drummer, bassist, singer, guitarist and record producer. He is best known as the current drummer of the Finnish metal band Lordi. Mana uses Tama drums and his own Balbex signature sticks. He is a fan of Kiss, Ian Paice, Cozy Powell and Vinny Appice. He has produced songs and albums for various Finnish bands.
  4. Mana: Maʿna served briefly as bishop of Seleucia-Ctesiphon, grand metropolitan and primate of the Church of the East in 420. Like several other early bishops of Seleucia-Ctesiphon, he is included in the traditional list of patriarchs of the Church of the East.
  5. Mana is a Montenegrin singer.
    • born in (36 years ago)
    • nationality: Montenegro

There are other people with in their name, like Hun Mana, Mana Endo, Mana Zhao, Mana Allen, Mana Fukui, Mana Konno, Mana Ogawa, Mana Ashida, Mana Hirata and many others.


  1. "Mana" a.k.a. "Maná" is a musical album of Maná.
  2. "Mana" is a composition.
  3. "Mana" is the debut studio album by the Dutch gothic metal band Nemesea, released in 2004.
  4. "Mana" is a musical album of Time Columns.
    • released on
  5. "Mana" is a musical album of Anna Eriksson.
    • released in
  6. "Mana" is a musical single of Sebastian Brandt.
    • released on
  7. "Mana" is a musical album of James "Bla" Pahinui.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  8. "Mana" is a musical album of Gas Giant.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  9. "Mana" is a composition.


  1. "Mana" a.k.a. "Bhavna" is a 1984 Hindi film directed by Pravin Bhatt in directorial debut of the cinematographer. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Marc Zuber, Saeed Jaffrey, Rohini Hattangadi, Kanwaljit Singh, Satish Shah and Urmila Matondkar. The film's music is by Bappi Lahiri.
  2. "Mana" is a documentary film directed by Valerie Kontakos.


  1. Mana is a fictional character from Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.
  2. Mana is the fictional character from the 2003 anime TV series Mermaid's Forest originated from a manga series Mermaid Saga.
  3. Mana is a fictional character from the 1993 film The Piano.
  4. Mana a.k.a. Måna is a fictional character from the 1995 film A Life for the Taking.
  5. Mana is a fictional character from the 2009 film Yellow Kid.
  6. Mana is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Blue Eyes of Yonta.
  7. Mana is a fictional film character.
  8. Mana is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mana Mana, Mana Shetty.


  1. Mana a.k.a. Maňa is a village and municipality in the Nové Zámky District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia.
  2. Mana a.k.a. Måna or Måne is a river in Tinn, Norway; it flows from Møsvatn through Vestfjorddalen and Rjukan to Vestfjorden in Tinnsjå. It is part of the Skiensvassdraget drainage basin.
  3. Mana is a New Zealand parliamentary electorate north of Wellington. It is held by Kris Faafoi MP.
  4. Mana is a village in the municipality of Ivanjica, Serbia. According to the 2002 census, the village has a population of 227 people.
  5. Mana is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Jimma Zone, Mana is bordered on the south by Seka Chekorsa, on the west by Gomma, on the north by Limmu Kosa, and on the east by Kersa. The administrative center of this woreda is Yebu.
  6. Mana is a mountain in India.

There are other places with in their name, like Mana College, Mana Ahmadani.


  1. Mana is a word in several Austronesian languages which has many meanings. The concept is especially important in Polynesian cultures, and is a major part of contemporary Pacific Islander culture. The term has also entered the Western academy, where scholars of anthropology and comparative religion have written about it extensively. Finally, modern fantasy fiction, computer and role-playing games have adopted mana as a term for magic points, an expendable resource out of which magic users form their magical spells.
    • also known as 瑪那
  2. The Mana series, known in Japan as Seiken Densetsu, is a medieval-fantasy action role-playing game series from Square Enix, created by Koichi Ishii. The series began as a handheld side story to Square's flagship franchise Final Fantasy, though most Final Fantasy-inspired elements were subsequently dropped, starting with the second installment, Secret of Mana. It has since grown to include games of various genres within the fictional world of Mana, with recurring stories involving a world tree, its associated holy sword, and the fight against forces that would steal their power. Several character designs, creatures, and musical themes reappear frequently.
    • also known as 聖劍傳說系列
  3. Mana a.k.a. Māna is a Buddhist term that is translated as "pride", "arrogance", or "conceit". It is defined as an inflated mind that makes whatever is suitable, such as wealth or learning, to be the foundation of pride. It creates the basis for disrespecting others and for the occurrence of suffering.
  4. manA is a gene.
  5. Mana is a completed supernatural manhwa series by Lee Vin. It is published in a South Korean magazine called Wink. It is not yet licensed, which makes the series a bit hard to find. The series follows Zion, a young woman who used to be taken advantage of by her friends due to her shy and timid nature.
    • also known as Mana Manhwa
  6. Mana a.k.a. Fania Language: Fania is an Adamawa language of Chad. The northern and southern dialects are rather divergent.
  7. Mana is a school, educational institution.
  8. Mana a.k.a. SCO3025 is a gene.
  9. Mana a.k.a. SCO0554 is a gene.
  10. Mana a.k.a. SCO6234 is a gene.
  11. Mana, in Anglo-Saxon culture, is the concept of life force, or charisma, that has to do with kingship, originating from the divine descent usually claimed by Anglo-Saxon chieftains and kings.
  12. manA is a genomic locus.
  13. Mana a.k.a. Maná took part in the 2013 film Setback.
  14. Mana a.k.a. mannosidase, alpha, class 2C, member 1 is a gene.
    • also known as mannosidase, alpha 6A8; mannosidase, alpha A, cytoplasmic

Phrases with Mana

  1. Mana Point
  2. Eurema Mana
  3. Loxops mana
  4. Ballana Mana
  5. Eulaira mana
  6. Hylaeus mana
  7. Kapanga mana
  8. Zygaena Mana
  9. Micromya mana
  10. Apanthura Mana
  11. Chelifera mana
  12. Neopsylla Mana
  13. Orinomana mana
  14. Cerianthus Mana
  15. Oreomystis mana
  16. Trogoptera Mana
  17. Ecdytolopha Mana
  18. Manucerthia Mana
  19. Trigonidium Mana
  20. Zygaena Mana Mana

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mana

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Google previewFreedom Is (period.)

by Dr. Robert C. Worstell

Mana is that source of power within each person, within each thing in this universe. Now, most important from this comes the...

Google previewProtestant Thought in the Nineteenth Century, Volume 2 (2003)

1870-1914 by Claude Welch

Mana is an occult power in persons and things. The term is “a general category to designate the positive aspect of the supernatural, or sacred, or whatever we are to call that order of miraculous happenings which, for the concrete experience, ...

Google previewPoetics of the Literary Self-Portrait (1992)

by Michel Beaujour

In either case, it is merely a “Book,” in quotation marks, a virtual object; and its mana is that of a specter that is haunting because of its very lack of substance. Chaos, ruin, or dust: this insubstantiality evokes a virtual Hermes Trismegistus, ...

Google previewMagical Criticism (2008)

The Recourse of Savage Philosophy by Christopher Bracken

Sometimes a thing possesses “the thing called mana” without being mana; sometimes mana is a thing that “can be handled” and transmitted “through contact”; sometimes it is a force that brings inanimate things to life, “more especially the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sierra Leone (2006)

by Magbaily C. Fyle

MANA SIAKA ° 115 Sierra Leone. Located some 114 miles north of Freetown, Makeni is among the six largest towns in Sierra Leone. The town is said to have been founded by a man named Keni, and the prefix “ma” is usually added to give ...

Google previewA Critical Dictionary of Jungian Analysis (2012)

by Andrew Samuels, Bani Shorter, Fred Plaut

MANA PERSONALITES purpose of these rites is to maintain psychic balance. The person capable of intervention (magician, shaman, witch, priest or doctor) is himself recognised as one having some kind of supernatural power, a liminal and ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2009)

by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

The word mana and its cognates exist in a number of languages within the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian languagefamily,most of these within the Eastern Oceanic subgroup that includes languages of Northern Vanuatu, Fiji, Rotuma, ...

Google previewDictionary: English-Neapolitan; Neapolitan-English (2014)

by Dale Erwin, Tessa Fedele

mana, quattossa; right ~ mana deritta; with the left ~ c' 'a mana smerza; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology (2002)

by Dr Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

mana. The word maun and its cognates exist in a number of languages within the Oceanic branch of the Austronesian language family, most of these within the Eastern Oceanic subgroup that includes languages of Northern Vanuatu, Fiji, ...

Google previewA Nahuatl-English Dictionary and Concordance to the Cantares Mexicanos (1985)

With an Analytic Transcription and Grammatical Notes by John Bierhorst

- mana), 9v:15&18...

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Scrabble value of M3A1N1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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