What does EMA stand for?

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Extra Muscular Action

Medical » Physiology

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Electronic Management Automation

Computing » General

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Energetic Matrix Alignment

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Emerging Moderate And Advanced

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Executive Managers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

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Ex Mba Antwerp

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Eastern Massachusetts Abortion

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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E Mail Archive

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Euro Managers Alliance

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Enterprise Management

Business » Management

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Electronic Music Alliance

Community » Music

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European Medicines Agency's

Regional » European

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Enterprise Management Associates

Business » Management

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Elizabeth Michelle and Andrea

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Existing Member Account

Business » Credit Unions

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Emera Incorporated

Business » Toronto Stock Exchange

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Earliest Missile Away

Governmental » Military

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European Medicines Agency

Governmental » US Government

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Emerging Markets Company Ltd

Business » ASX Symbols

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Epithelial Membrane Antibody

Medical » Human Genome

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ExtraMarital Affair

Community

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Employers and Manufacturers Association

Business » Professional Organizations

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Emergency Medical Associates

Medical » Hospitals

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ElectroMagnetic Analysis

Governmental » NASA

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Ethnic Minoritiy Achievement

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What does EMA mean?

Ema
Ema are small wooden plaques on which Shinto worshippers write their prayers or wishes. The ema are then left hanging up at the shrine, where the kami receive them. They bear various pictures, often of animals or other Shinto imagery, and many have the word gan'i, meaning "wish", written along the side. In ancient times people would donate horses to the shrines for good favor, over time this was transferred to a wooden plaque with a picture of a horse, and later still to the various wooden plaques sold today for the same purpose. Ema are sold for various wishes. Common reasons for buying a plaque are for success in work or on exams, marital bliss, to have children, and health. Some shrines specialize in certain types of these plaques, and the larger shrines may offer more than one. Sales of ema help support the shrine financially.

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