Definitions for mannaˈmæn ə
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hardened sugary exudation of various trees
miraculous food, manna, manna from heaven(noun)
(Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus
Food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus.
By extension, any good thing which comes into one's hands by luck or good fortune.
The sugary sap of the manna gum tree which oozes out from holes drilled by insects and falls to the ground around the tree.
1966: The icing on the cake was made from manna, which was gathered under the manna gums. Manna mixed with milk made a splendid icing. uE000202085uE001 Bill Beatty, Tales of Old Australia, National Distributors, ISBN 1-86436-013-5, page 14, discussing old Australian foods
the food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food
a name given to lichens of the genus Lecanora, sometimes blown into heaps in the deserts of Arabia and Africa, and gathered and used as food
a sweetish exudation in the form of pale yellow friable flakes, coming from several trees and shrubs and used in medicine as a gentle laxative, as the secretion of Fraxinus Ornus, and F. rotundifolia, the manna ashes of Southern Europe
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. ma`nna, Heb. mn; cf. Ar. mann, properly, gift (of heaven).]
Manna or al-Mann wa al-Salwa, sometimes or archaically spelled mana, is an edible substance that, according to Abrahamic doctrine, God provided for the Israelites during their travels in the desert according to the Bible and the Qur'an.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the food with which the Israelites were miraculously fed in the wilderness, a term which means "What is this?" being the expression of surprise of the Israelites on first seeing it.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very door.
Though the most beautiful creature were waiting for me at the end of a journey or a walk; though the carpet were of silk, the curtains of the morning clouds; the chairs and sofa stuffed with cygnet's down; the food manna, the wine beyond claret, the window opening on Winander Mere, I should not feel --or rather my happiness would not be so fine, as my solitude is sublime.
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