Definition of Manito

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



Definition of Manito

1. manitou [n -TOS] - See also: manitou

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manito

manipulative
manipulative electronic deception
manipulatively
manipulatives
manipulator
manipulators
manipulatory
maniraptor
maniraptoran
maniraptorans
manis
manism
manist
manita
manitas
manito (current term)
manitoba
manitos
manitou
manitous
manitrunk
manitu
manitus
maniverter
manjack
manjacks
manjee
manjees
manjiroite
manjis

Literary usage of Manito

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Traditional Ojibwa Religion and Its Historical Changes by Christopher Vecsey (1983)
"Underwater manito The Underwater manito was not a single manito but rather a ... As a composite, the Underwater manito influenced the abundance and ..."

2. The Myth of Hiawatha: And Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1856)
"... that high Glooms above the passing eye, Casting spectral shadows tall Over lower rock and wall; In its morn and sunset glow, I behold a manito. ..."

3. Natural Religion: The Gifford Lectures Delivered Before the University of by Friedrich Max Müller, ( (1889)
"The ' Great manito '' has been so often represented by men who had long been living among the Red-Indians as the Supreme Spirit, in all but his name ..."

4. The League of the Iroquois, and Other Legends: From the Indian Muse by Benjamin Hathaway (1881)
"... sailing lone Remotest tide, As drawing nigh to shores unknown, Bright on the hills afar he spied, And strange and new, Lodge of the Shining manito. ..."

5. Oneóta: Or Characteristics of the Red Race of America from Original Notes by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1845)
"They can excuse themselves to their consciences in such cases, in relinquishing the worship of a local manito, by saying: it is the tread of the white man ..."

6. Foundations of American Grape Culture by Thomas Volney Munson (1909)
"... Green Mountain, Headlight, King, Lucile, manito, Moore Early, Niagara, Vergennes, Wyoming, and Janesville and Monitor for the extreme North. ..."

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