Manito

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Manito A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship. "Gitche Manito the mighty,
      The Great Spirit, the creator,
      Smiled upon his helpless children!"
      "Mitche Manito the mighty,
      He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
      As a serpent was depicted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n manito 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. Two manitos or spirits are spoken of by preëminence, the one the spirit of good, the other the spirit of evil. See the quotation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Manito man′i-tō a spirit or other object of reverence among some of the American Indians
    • Manito Also Manitou
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Usage

In literature:

So the superior manito decrees, and I must bear all patiently.
"Life On The Mississippi, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
So the superior manito decrees, and I must bear all patiently.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 9." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
So the superior manito decrees, and I must bear all patiently.
"Life On The Mississippi, Part 12." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The sight of these manito poles gives quite a peculiar air to an Indian encampment.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Children are taught to know "Kishe Manito" (the Almighty), but no more.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
He now came in view of land, on which he debarked in safety, and could see the lodge of the Shining Manito, situated on a hill.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Now, we want to know how to talk with the Manito who instructed them in so many things.
"The Knight of the Golden Melice" by John Turvill Adams
The people told them that there were a number of manitoes who lived some distance away and who killed all who came to their lodge.
"Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian" by Anonymous
They set forward, and after about a day's journey they descried the lodge of the Manitoes.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
One day when the manito was walking under the pine-trees, he heard a cry of terror in the forest.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
He was asking his manito which of the three victims would be most acceptable.
"A Virginia Scout" by Hugh Pendexter
Manito waits for you.
"The Fiery Totem" by Argyll Saxby
Gitche Manito, the Mighty, Said this to me in my vision.
"The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There he was given twelve magic arrows and told to shoot the manitoes of the North.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
He was a great Manito.
"Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 of 2" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
They said it is a Manito, let us be off into the woods.
"Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 2 of 2" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
There was one personification of the cosmic mystery; and this was an animate being called the Great Manito.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
On the earth, an extended fog, and there the great Manito was.
"Legends of The Kaw" by Carrie de Voe
Manabozho warned his brother never to be alone, but one day he ventured on the frozen lake and was drowned by the Manitos.
"Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Andrew Lang
The twelfth arrow he held a long time in his hands, and looked around keenly on every side to spy the manitoes he was after.
"The American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
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In poetry:

"'All-uncalled, he dares not show
Empty hands to Manito
Better gifts he cannot bear
Than the scalps his slayers wear.'
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
From Ammonoosuc's mountain pass,
Wild as his home, came Chepewass;
And the Keenomps of the bills which throw
Their shade on the Smile of Manito.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

The Friends of Manito guide visitors through thickets of Manito trees.
Meet the Manito Tap House, your new local gastro-pub.
Manito Park Spokane Bob Anderson Post Falls Id.
Fall Delight at Manito Park.
We took Bristol to Manito Park to play in the Fall Leaves.
Meet the Manito Tap House , your new local gastro-pub.
Beginning at 1 pm this Friday, Dec 2, Golden Hills will conduct a traveling roll-out of 7Seventy India Pale Lager at Post Street Ale House, Fast Eddie's, Swinging Doors, Manito Tap House, Hop Shop, Black Diamond and Bolo's (in that order).
Not in the mood to pack your own lunch for that afternoon romp in Manito Park.
The Park Bench is located in that low-slung, red-trimmed basalt structure just off the road that links Manito's duck pond to the rose gardens.
Patrick McPherson, who owns the Manito Tap House, seems obsessed with the details.
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