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manna , ae, f., = μάννα,
I.a grain, a vegetable juice hardened into grains, Plin. 12, 14, 32, § 62: “manna una turis,id. 29, 6, 38, § 119: “croci,Veg. Vet. 2, 39. ††
2. manna, man , manhu , neutr. indecl., and manna , ae, f. Hebrew, the manna of the Hebrews.—Neutr.: “Filii Israël dixerunt ad invicem, Manhu, quod significat, Quid est hoc?Vulg. Exod. 16, 15: “sume vas unum, et mitte ibi man, quantum, etc.,id. ib. 16, 33.—Fem., Hier. in Psa. 131, 16: “mannae cibus,Sulp. Sev. Chron. 1, 20, 3: “legimus, manna esui populo fuisse,Tert. Carn. Chr. 6.—
II. Transf., food for the soul, divine support: “manna absconditum,Vulg. Apoc. 2, 17.
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