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- 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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Po spoke in Spanish, knowing Mike would not understand all she was saying but that he would understand the sentiments whenever she used the word manito.
A spirit called the manito always watches over the Indians.
In those days the Indians believed that a good spirit, called the manito, watched over them, and guided them, and kept them from harm.
There was a grove of pines in that vicinity called the manito wac, or Spirit wood, into which they might be seen to flee, on the approach of evening, and there is a romantic little lake on those elevated sand-hills, not far back from the Great Lake, on the shores of which their tracks could be plainly seen in the sand.
He calls himself a "manito," as those from New Mexico do.
In that moment, manito, we were ready to give our lives for that land.
Flexi, in short, curly hair and a camo fleece, immediately begins referring to me as manito, shorthand for little brother.
Ojalá en serio esté interesado en nuestro caso, y pueda darnos una manito para organizar las cosas en el país.
As he came near, the manito of the rock opened his door and told him to come in.
He immediately recognised this bird to be the same as he had once dreamt of in his youth -- the one he had chosen as his guardian spirit, or personal manito.