noun, plural man·i·tous, (especially collectively) man·i·tou.
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Origin of manitou
Example sentences from the Web for manitou
The Manito had already visited her lodge to see whether the boy was not sufficiently grown to challenge him.
And under their ruins were crushed the mortal bodies of Paup-Puk-Keewiss and the manito.
They entered immediately and claimed his protection, telling him a manito was after them.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Manito told the Fisher that he would accomplish his object, but that it would probably cost him his life.
The system of manito worship has another peculiarity, which is illustrative of Indian character.The Indian in his Wigwam|Henry R. Schoolcraft