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 (măn′trə, mŭn′-)
1. Hinduism A sacred verbal formula repeated in prayer, meditation, or incantation, such as an invocation of a god, a magic spell, or a syllable or portion of scripture containing mystical potentialities.
a. A commonly repeated word or phrase, especially in advocacy or for motivation: "The mantra of solid-waste management has long been reduce, reuse, recycle" (Susan Freinkel).
b. A concept or fact that is mentioned repeatedly, especially in advocacy: "Another mantra of housing bulls in America is that national average house prices have never fallen for a full year since modern statistics began" (Economist).

[Sanskrit mantraḥ; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

man′tric adj.


relating to a mantra
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The detailed designs by Mantric Architecture paint a picture of the venues proposed showcourt upgrade and state-of-the-art pavilion.
Properly translated this mantric assertion, still being chanted in 2016, would read as follows: We in the West will not lift a finger militarily to stop, complicate or mitigate mass murder in Syria so long as the perpetrators are Bashar Assad and his external enablers: Iran and Russia.
There is an opening vedic mantric chant and a closing mantric chant.
Searching, she scaled the mountains of Tibet, sitting close to or inside the temples, listening to the mantric humming of Buddhist monks.
David Frawley American Hindu scholar There is a need for extensive new Vedic study and research in India, considering the mantric and yogic dimensions of Vedic knowledge
Instead, she suggests that the priests were most likely knowledgeable in terms of herbal and mantric healing, with surgery and the possibility of blood contamination being an open question (p.
This recognition of the capacity for those who may not have given birth to us to mother us nonetheless is intimately connected to the mantric challenge Gumbs proffers through Lorde: that we can learn to mother ourselves.
There is clearly a mantric quality to this language - you only need to listen to a pundit reciting shlokas correctly to feel the words move within you, become you.
O questionario foi baseado em aspectos discutidos por Schouten e McAlexander (1995), particularmente: influencia na compra ("enthusiastic HDO advertise their faith with t-shirts, other apparel0); importancia de atributos ("the mantric throbbing of the engine"); e viver o estilo HD ("live to ride, ride to live").
Likewise, in 2010 they staged a series of performances, also at Kate Werble Gallery, about self-help speakers and the subgenrc of management workshops that use mantric repetition and hypnosis to compel clients to "direct-response" action (e.
Dhrupad can be seen at different levels as a meditation, a mantric recitation, a worship, a yoga or tantra based on the knowledge of the nadis and chakras and also purely as a performing art portraying a universe of human emotions.
Contrary to the mantric denunciations of the "prison-industrial complex," incarceration is and remains the most public of all canonical government functions, the one signal exception to America's "mixed economy" of government services (Wacquant, 2010c).