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noun 
  1. the hymn portions of the Vedas; any passage of these used as a prayer
  2. A phrase repeated to assist concentration during meditation, orig. in Hinduism
  3. gen., a slogan or phrase often repeated
Translations: 
  • German: Mantra
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom)
  • French: slogan
Etymology: From Sanskrit mantra-; 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.


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