from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of manitou.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among certain of the American Indians, a spirit or other object of religious awe or reverence, whether a good or evil spirit or a fetish.


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