What does mantra mean?

Definitions for mantra
ˈmæn trə, ˈmɑn-; -trəmmantra

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mantranoun

    a commonly repeated word or phrase

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

  2. mantranoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. mantranoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. mantranoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. mantranoun

    (General.) A slogan or phrase often repeated.

    Etymology: 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. Mantranoun

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

    Etymology: [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.

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  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. Kevin Catalina:

    We're really better at these investigations than we've ever been, and it's really Commissioner (William) Bratton's mantra from the beginning: 'I want people to collaborate and I want people to work together,' and we've been very successful.

  2. Clarence Thomas:

    We use stare decisis as a mantra when we don't want to think.

  3. Phil Flynn:

    It's a very bearish report and plays into the mantra of supply glut and it will be interesting to see if the price can test the lows in the $53 area as the year comes to a close.

  4. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    It was refreshing to see the cybersecurity communities pushback when the DNC attempted to introduce the cold war “It’s the Russians” mantra when fear mongers found that their completely unprotected networks were infiltrated by script kiddies.

  5. Don Samuels:

    Our mantra is not ‘either/or,’ but ‘both/and, most of the protesters are young. They’re college students. They’re younger than college students. And they have a pretty limited framework for understanding how complex issues are.

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  • Viresh K. Bugga
    All Vedic hymns are called Mantras as this is the voice of God transmitted through recitations by the great sages (Rishi) at the very beginning of the civilization in this material world. Shlokas are later verses created by human beings. Vedic Mantras are never termed as shlokas. 
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