Manitou



[man-i-too] /ˈmæn ɪˌtu/

noun, plural manitous (especially collectively) manitou.
1.
(among the Algonquian Indians) a supernatural being that controls nature; a spirit, deity, or object that possesses supernatural power.
/ˈmænɪˌtuː/
noun (pl) -tous, -tus, -tos, -tou, -tu, -to
1.
(among the Algonquian Indians) a deified spirit or force
n.

also manito, “spirit, deity, supernatural being,” 1690s, from a word found throughout the Algonquian languages (cf. Delaware manutoow, Ojibwa manidoo), first in English from Unami Delaware /manet:u/.

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