Pronunciation: (man'i-tOO"), [key]
—pl. -tous, (esp. collectively) -tou.
(among the Algonquian Indians) a supernatural being that controls nature; a spirit, deity, or object that possesses supernatural power. Also,man•i•toPronunciation: (man'i-tō"), [key] man•i•tu Pronunciation: (man'i-tOO"). [key]
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