|Origin:||'thought, advice', from man 'to think'|
Related topics: Hinduism
a word or sound that is repeated as a prayer or to help people meditate
recite/repeat a mantra
He closed his eyes and began to recite a Buddhist mantra.
a word or phrase representing a rule or principle which someone often uses, but which other people often find annoying or boring:
The Treasury Secretary has stuck to his mantra that 'a strong dollar is in America's interest'.
a piece of holy writing in the Hindu religion