noun, plural man·i·tous, (especially collectively) man·i·tou.
Origin of manitou
Examples from the Web for manitou
Manitou Council of Wisconsin did however question the merger—all the way to court.
When the Manitou is ready and shall say "Come," we will follow the river to the sea, and take our own again.'The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
One of the great objects of a trip to Manitou is to gain a sight of the world-renowned, but singularly named, Garden of the Gods.My Native Land|James Cox
He true, too; for medicine-priest ask his Manitou to bless Injin, juss as Injins lift tomahawk to take his life.
The Son of the Manitou will have pity on us, and tell us oftener what we ought to do.
Wherever Whitewing leads I will follow, for he is led by Manitou.The Prairie Chief|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for manitou
manitu manito (ˈmænɪˌtəʊ)
noun plural -tous, -tus, -tos, -tou, -tu or -to
Word Origin for manitou
Word Origin and History 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/.