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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Uralic *mënᴈ- (to say), or possibly from Proto-Germanic *manōną, compare German mahnen. Cognate to Finnish manata and Ingrian manada.

VerbEdit

manama (da-infinitive manada)

  1. to use words in a magical way
    Nõid manas kepi ussiks.
    The witch turned the stick into a snake.
    Manatark manas esivanemate vaime välja.
    The shaman summoned the ancestors' spirits.
  2. to curse
    Naine manas oma joodikut meest.
    The woman cursed his drunkard husband.
  3. (figuratively) to imagine

ConjugationEdit