manitou

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noun man·i·tou \ˈma-nə-ˌtü\
variants: or

manitu

or less commonly

manito

play \-ˌtō\

Definition of manitou

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

Origin and Etymology of manitou

Ojibwa manito·


First Known Use: 1643


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