mannah

Definitions

  • the food that fell from the sky to feed the wandering Israelites in the Bible

Example Sentences

  • "It was like manna falling from heaven!" (describing the first sight of an all-you-can-eat buffet)

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew

Etymology

Heb מן man

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

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