noun, plural man·i·tous, (especially collectively) man·i·tou.
Origin of manitou
Examples from the Web for manito
Historical Examples of manito
Manito, to us, is God—He whom we serve and honour; He whom we love.The Fiery Totem
The Manito made one or two unsteady steps, but recovered himself.
"You had great gifts of strength awarded to you," said the Manito.
Both the mother and the wife urged Monedowa to be aware of the manito.
The manito of the Indians taught them how to do many things.The Book of Nature Myths
manitu manito (ˈmænɪˌtəʊ)
noun plural -tous, -tus, -tos, -tou, -tu or -to
Word Origin for manitou
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/.