manitou

[man-i-too] /ˈmæn ɪˌtu/
noun, plural manitous (especially collectively) manitou.
1.
(among the Algonquian Indians) a supernatural being that controls nature; a spirit, deity, or object that possesses supernatural power.
Also, manito
[man-i-toh] /ˈmæn ɪˌtoʊ/ (Show IPA),
manitu
[man-i-too] /ˈmæn ɪˌtu/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1605–15; < Unami Delaware monə́t·u, reinforced by or reborrowed from Ojibwa manito· and other cognates (all < Proto-Algonquian *maneto·wa); spelling influenced by equivalent French word
British Dictionary definitions for manitu
manitou, manitu or manito (ˈmænɪˌtuː, ˈmænɪˌtəʊ)
 
n , pl -tous, -tus, -tos, -tou, -tu, -to
(among the Algonquian Indians) a deified spirit or force
 
[C17: from Algonquian; related to Ojibwa manito spirit]
 
manitu, manitu or manito
 
n
 
[C17: from Algonquian; related to Ojibwa manito spirit]
 
manito, manitu or manito
 
n
 
[C17: from Algonquian; related to Ojibwa manito spirit]

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Word Origin and History for manitu
manitou
"spirit, supernatural being," 1690s, from Algonquin.
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