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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

from Spanish mañana, "tomorrow," from cras manñana, literally "tomorrow early," from Vulgar Latin *maneana "early," from Latin mane "in the morning," from PIE *ma- "good," with notion of "occurring at a good time, timely, early" (compare matins; and see mature (v.)).


n. (alternative spelling of mañana English)


Mānana Island is an uninhabited islet located off Kaupō Beach, near Makapuu at the eastern end of the Island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands. In the Hawaiian language, mānana means " buoyant". The islet is commonly referred to as Rabbit Island, because its shape as seen from the nearby Oahu shore looks something like a rabbit's head and because it was once inhabited by introduced rabbits. The rabbit colony was established by John Adams Cummins in the 1880s when he ran the nearby Waimānalo plantation. The rabbits were eradicated about a hundred years later because they were destroying the native ecosystem, an important seabird breeding area.

Mānana is a tuff cone with two vents or craters. The highest point on the islet rises to . The island is long and wide and has an area of about . Mānana’s only sand beach is a small storm beach on the west to south-west ( leeward) side of the islet. This sand deposit, located above the reach of the normal waves, is about wide and curves around to the western side of the island.

Mānana is a State Seabird Sanctuary—home to over 10,000 wedge-tailed shearwaters, 80,000 sooty terns, 20,000 brown noddys, 5–10 Bulwer's petrels, and 10–15 red-tailed tropicbirds, and numerous Hawaiian monk seals. It is illegal to land on the islet without permission from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.


Mañana or Manana may refer to:

Mañana (newspaper)

Mañana (meaning Morning in Spanish) was the regional mouthpiece of the Syndicalist Party in Catalonia, Spain. The paper was published between 1938 and 1939.

Mañana (band)

Mañana (stylized as *Mañana) is a band from Basel, Switzerland. It is a five piece band, with Manuel Bürkli performing the vocals and guitar, Jan Krattiger on guitar, Jenny Jans on piano, Samuel Burri on bass, and Lorenz Hunziker on drums.

Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)

"Mañana (Is Soon Enough for Me)" is a popular song that was written by Peggy Lee and Dave Barbour and published in 1947.

Peggy Lee also recorded the song, on November 25, 1947, with Dave Barbour's orchestra as backing. Released by Capitol Records ( catalog number 15022), it became her biggest chart hit. For the week ending January 23, 1948, the single entered Billboard's Best Sellers chart, where it spent 21 weeks, nine of those at number one.

Mañana is Spanish for "morning" or "tomorrow". The theme of the humorous song is the singer wanting to put off urgent tasks until the next day. The song is typically performed with stereotyped Hispanic accents, and with a Latin flavor to the backup band.

Mañana (album)

Mañana ("Tomorrow") is the third studio album from Sin Bandera. It was released on November 22, 2005.

Manana (reflection)

Manana ( Sanskrit: मनन) is the deep state of thinking without joy or grief. Yajnavalkya in the context of the mahavakya Tat Tvam Asi, told Paingala that whereas shravana ('hearing') is the inquiry into the real significance of this vākya, to inquire in solitude into the significance of shravana is manana (consideration or reflection). Patanjali terms manana as dharana, the unshakeable mental conviction.

In Advaita Vedanta, manana, the deep reflection on what is heard from the teacher, is a part of the three-fold process of shravana-manana-nididhyasana, the three stages of religious life which combined acting as the path of knowledge, lead to the attainment of moksha. According to the Pasupatas belonging to the cult of Shiva, manana is a satmaka or mastery over the power of seeing and acting; manana is the supernormal knowing of objects of thoughts.

Manana means – 'thinking', 'reflection', 'meditation', 'cogitation'; Panchadasi (Sloka I.53) reads as follows:-

इत्थं वाक्यैस्तदर्थानुसन्धानं श्रवणं भवेत् | युक्त्या संभावितत्वानुसंधानं मन्नन्तु तत् || "The finding out or discovery of the true significance of the identity of the individual self and the supreme Universal Self with the great sayings is what is known as shravana; and to arrive at the possibility of its validity through logical reasoning is what is called manana."

In this context, Vidyaranya had previously stated that the Self is untouched by doubts about the presence or absence of associates etc; that are superimposed on it phenomenally. In the afore-cited sloka, Swami Swahananda in his commentary explains that whatever be the relation between two vikalpas ('alternatives'), relation itself has to be understood which even though not an attribute is to be related, for the domain of bheda ('difference') is riddled with contradictions. Vedanta considers vikalpa as kalpana or 'contrary imagination' that invariably leads to anavastha ('infinite regress'). The identity alluded to by the great sayings ( mahavakyas) conveyed by a Guru to his disciples i.e. sown in the mind of his sisya, have logical support for their validity which support is revealed through manana which process reveals true knowledge.

It is through deep meditation that the knowledge of Brahman is gained, and Katha Upanishad (I.iii.15) declares that one becomes free from the jaws of death by knowing that which is ever constant; Badarayana states that what is mentioned in that Upanishad is meant for deep meditation on Purusha - आध्यानाय प्रयोजनाभावात् ( Brahma Sutras III.iii.14), during which process the differing attributes are not to be combined but only non-different attributes which exist collectively in all the contexts.

Usage examples of "manana".

Mike Edwards decided, La Manana would be completely out of champagne within a half hour.

Good morning, y'u hard-working industrious MANANA sheep raisers," replied Ellen, coolly.