Definition of Mantra

1. Noun. A commonly repeated word or phrase. "She repeated `So pleased with how its going' at intervals like a mantra"

Generic synonyms: Catchword, Motto, Shibboleth, Slogan



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

Definition of Mantra

1. n. A prayer; an invocation; a religious formula; a charm.

Definition of Mantra

1. Noun. (''Hinduism''.) The hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer. ¹

2. Noun. A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, originally in Hinduism. ¹

3. Noun. (''General''.) A slogan or phrase often repeated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mantra

1. a mystical formula of prayer or incantation in Hinduism [n -S] : MANTRIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mantra

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mantra (current term)
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Literary usage of Mantra

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1. The Theosophist by Theosophical Society (Madras, India) (1899)
"We have already stated that the eighteen-syllabled mantra should be repeated ... During the time a person practises this mantra he should live on any of the ..."

2. Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula by Walter William Skeat, Charles Otto Blagden (1906)
"not scruple to kill and eat the cubs whenever they find them.1 From Father Borie, Cameron learnt that the Jakun (by whom M. Borie probably means the mantra) ..."

3. Dancing With Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Himalayan Academy, Master Subramuniya (2003)
"Sages declare that mantra is life, that mantra is action, that mantra is love and that the repetition of mantra, japa, bursts forth wisdom from within. ..."

4. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"Taught the name of " Kama" as a mantra. Sarvari burns herself alive in the presence of llama. Ruma'and Lakshmana proceed to ihe lake Pampa. ..."

5. A Catalogue Raisonnée [sic] of Oriental Manuscripts in the Library of the by William Taylor (1857)
"mantra, miscellanies. Most of these appertain to sorcery : they are ... Bhuvana mohini mantra, to fascinate sexually. Chintamani mantra ..."

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