Definition of


  1. (noun, food) (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus
  2. (noun, plant) hardened sugary exudation of various trees

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Alternate forms of Manna

Hypernyms: food, nutrient, sap

Origin of the word Manna

  1. O.E. borrowing from L.L. manna, from Gk. manna, from Heb. man, probably lit. "substance exuded by the tamarisk tree," but used in Gk. and L. specifically with ref. to the substance miraculously supplied to the Children of Israel during their wandering in the Wilderness (Ex. xvi.15). Meaning "spiritual nourishment" is attested from 1382. more

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