noun \ˈma-nə-ˌtü\\-ˌtō\

Definition of MANITOU

:  a supernatural force that according to an Algonquian conception pervades the natural world

Variants of MANITOU

man·i·tou or man·i·tu \ˈma-nə-ˌtü\ also man·i·to \-ˌtō\

Origin of MANITOU

Ojibwa manito·
First Known Use: 1643


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