What does mantra mean?

Definitions for mantra
ˈmæn trə, ˈmɑn-; -trəmmantra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantra(noun)

    a commonly repeated word or phrase

    "she repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra"

  2. mantra(noun)

    (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns

Wiktionary

  1. mantra(Noun)

    (Hinduism.) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer.

  2. mantra(Noun)

    A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, originally in Hinduism.

  3. mantra(Noun)

    (General.) A slogan or phrase often repeated.

  4. Origin: From . In the sense of "hymn portion of the Vedas" in English since 1808; in the sense of "word or phrase used in meditation" since 1956.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mantra(noun)

    a prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm

  2. Origin: [Skr.]

Freebase

  1. Mantra

    A mantra is a sanskrit sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of "creating transformation". Its use and type varies according to the school and philosophy associated with the mantra. Mantras originated in the Vedic tradition of India, becoming an essential part of the Hindu tradition and a customary practice within Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. In the context of the Vedas, the term mantra refers to the entire portion which contains the texts called Rig, Yajur or Sama, that is, the metrical part as opposed to the prose Brahmana commentary. With the transition from ritualistic Vedic traditions to mystical and egalitarian Hindu schools of Yoga, Vedanta, Tantra and Bhakti, the orthodox attitude of the elite nature of mantra knowledge gave way to spiritual interpretations of mantras as a translation of the human will or desire into a form of action.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mantra

    man′tra, n. a Vedic hymn of praise: the matter of the Sanhita or first division of the Veda: a sacred text used as an incantation. [Sans., 'thought.']

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Mantra

    the name given to hymns from the Veda, the repetition of which are supposed to have the effect of a charm.

How to pronounce mantra?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say mantra in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantra in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mantra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of mantra in a Sentence

  1. Tony Colaprete:

    That almost became a mantra for the project.

  2. Ken Merchant:

    Our intent is to make sure we keep our first look, first shot, first kill mantra.

  3. Metin Avkiran:

    As the old mantra goes, if exercise were a pill it would be hailed as a wonder drug.

  4. Tim Pychyl:

    Just get started. That is my No. 1 mantra. It's not 'Just do it' because that is too big.

  5. Iain Overton:

    What they are seeking to push is this ISIS mantra, which is We love death more than they love life, it is the icon of a death cult.

Images & Illustrations of mantra

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