MEANING: noun: An unexpected help, benefit, or advantage.

ETYMOLOGY: Via Latin and Greek from Hebew man (manna). In the Bible manna was the food supplied to the Israelites by the heavens during their wandering in the desert. Earliest documented use: mid 5th century.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. -Henry Ford, industrialist (30 Jul 1863-1947)

MANUA (pron. ma-NOO-a) - organic fertilizer made in Boston

MANNAX - prohibits transporting chopped-down trees across state lines