anito

noun
ani·​to | \ əˈnē(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

Definition of anito

Philippines
: a spirit especially of an ancestor

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First Known Use of anito

1784, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anito

Spanish, from Tagalog

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“Anito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anito. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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