Literally: Ma’nâ is the thing intended or proposed to one's self. An object. The signification, meaning of a word or expression. A thing of importance. A dream. A vision. A state of things. An occurrence. An indication. The ma’nawî prototype or the idea of a thing. An abstraction. A truth. A reality.
Dhimnî is: Pertaining to inclusion and implication. Implied. Embraced in.
There are different ma’nâ levels in the âyahs of Qur’an like Dhâhir, Bâtin, Sarîh, Harfî, Ismî, Isharî, Ramzî, Majazî, Mafhumî, Riyazî. Ma’nâ Adh-Dhimnî is the ma’nâ which is expressed as an implication. (Please refer to the compilation of Âyah).