Definition of manvantara in English:

manvantara

noun

  • In Hindu cosmology: each of the fourteen periods or eras, each presided over by a special Manu, which make up a kalpa.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Lyell (1797–1875), geologist. From Sanskrit manvantara the period of a Manu from manv-, combining form of manu + antara interval.

Pronunciation

manvantara

/manˈvantərə/