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Webster 1913 Edition


Manna

Man′na

(măn′nȧ)
,
Noun.
[L., fr. Gr.
μάννα
, Heb.
mān
; cf. Ar.
mann
, properly, gift (of heaven).]
1.
(Script.)
The food supplied to the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia; hence, divinely supplied food.
Ex. xvi. 15.
2.
(Bot.)
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; called also
manna lichen
.
3.
(Bot. & Med.)
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
Fraxinus rotundifolia
, the manna ashes of Southern Europe.
Persian manna
is the secretion of the camel’s thorn (see
Camel's thorn
, under
Camel
);
Tamarisk manna
, that of the
Tamarisk mannifera
, a shrub of Western Asia;
Australian, manna
, that of certain species of eucalyptus;
Briançon manna
, that of the European larch.
Manna insect
(Zool)
,
a scale insect (
Gossyparia mannipara
), which causes the exudation of manna from the Tamarix tree in Arabia.

Webster 1828 Edition


Manna

MAN'NA

, n.
1.
A substance miraculously furnished as food for the Israelites in their journey through the wilderness of Arabia. Ex.16.
Josephus, Ant.B.3.1. considers the Hebrew word man, to signify what. In conformity with this idea, the seventy translate the passage, Ex.16.15. what is this? which rendering seems to accord with the following words, for they knew not what it was. And in the Encyclopedia, the translators are charged with making Moses fall into a plain contradiction. Art. Manna. But Christ and his apostles confirm the common version: 'Not as your fathers ate manna, and are dead.' John 6.58. Heb.9.4. And we have other evidence, that the present version is correct; for in the same chapter, Moses directed Aaron to 'take a pot and put a homer full of manna therein.' Now it would be strange language to say, put an homer full of what, or what is it. So also verse 35. 'The children of Israel ate manna forty years, &c.' In both verses, the Hebrew word is the same as in verse 15.
2.
In the materia medica, the juice of a certain tree of the ash-kind, the Fraxinus ornus, or flowering ash a native of Sicily, Calabria,and other parts of the south of Europe. It is either naturally concreted, or exsiccated and purified by art. The best manna is in oblong pieces or flakes of a whitish or pale yellow color, light, friable, and somewhat transparent. It is a mild laxative.

Definition 2022


Manna

Manna

See also: manna, mánna, mánná, männä, and maŋŋá

Translingual

Proper noun

Manna f

  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Fabaceae.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Cicadidae.

Hyponyms

in Fabaceae
in Cicadidae

manna

manna

See also: Manna, mánna, mánná, männä, and maŋŋá

English

Alternative forms

Noun

manna (uncountable)

  1. Food miraculously produced for the Israelites in the desert in the book of Exodus.
  2. By extension, any good thing which comes into one's hands by luck or good fortune.
  3. 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, Bill Beatty, Tales of Old Australia, National Distributors, ISBN 1-86436-013-5, page 14, discussing old Australian foods
      The icing on the cake was made from manna, which was gathered under the manna gums. Manna mixed with milk made a splendid icing.

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams


Faroese

Etymology

From Late Latin manna, from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (mān, 'manna).

Noun

manna n (genitive singular manna, uncountable)

  1. manna
  2. (botany) fruit of an elm tree

Declension

n1s Singular
Indefinite Definite
Nominative manna mannað
Accusative manna mannað
Dative manna mannanum
Genitive manna mannans

Derived terms

  • mannaask

Finnish

Etymology

From Late Latin manna, from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (mān, 'manna).

Noun

manna

  1. (biblical) manna (food substance)
  2. manna (any good thing)
  3. semolina

Declension

Inflection of manna (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative manna
genitive mannan
partitive mannaa
illative mannaan
singular plural
nominative manna
accusative nom. manna
gen. mannan
genitive mannan
partitive mannaa
inessive mannassa
elative mannasta
illative mannaan
adessive mannalla
ablative mannalta
allative mannalle
essive mannana
translative mannaksi
instructive
abessive mannatta
comitative

Synonyms

  • (any good thing): nanna (especially food)

Derived terms


Gothic

Romanization

manna

  1. Romanization of 𐌼𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰

Greenlandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /manːa/

Pronoun

manna (demonstrative) (plural makku)

  1. proximal absolutive singular; this here, he/she/it here.

Declension

See also

  • una - that nearby
  • innga - that yonder
  • kanna - that down a medial distance
  • sanna - that down a long distance
  • pinnga - that up a medial distance
  • panna - that up a long distance
  • qanna - that in there/out there
  • anna - that in the north
  • kinnga - that in the south/that outside
  • inna - that which is invisible

Icelandic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmanːa/
  • Rhymes: -anːa

Verb

manna (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative mannaði, supine mannað)

  1. to man

Conjugation

Noun

manna n (genitive singular manna, no plural)

  1. manna

Declension


Italian

Etymology

From Late Latin manna, from Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (mān, 'manna).

Noun

manna f (plural manne)

  1. manna (all senses)

Related terms


Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek μάννα (mánna), from Hebrew מן (man).

Pronunciation

Noun

manna f (genitive mannae); first declension

  1. (Late Latin) manna

Inflection

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative manna mannae
genitive mannae mannārum
dative mannae mannīs
accusative mannam mannās
ablative mannā mannīs
vocative manna mannae

References


Ter Sami

Noun

manna

  1. moon
  2. month