Manicou vs Manitou - What's the difference?

manicou | manitou |


As nouns the difference between manicou and manitou

is that manicou is the common opossum, taxonomic name (taxlink) while manitou is a god or spirit as the object of religious awe or ritual among some american indians.

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manicou

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The common opossum, taxonomic name (taxlink)
  • Synonyms

    * common opossum * black-eared opossum ----

    manitou

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A god or spirit as the object of religious awe or ritual among some American Indians.
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  • * 1826 , James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans , 1888 p. 319:
  • If it were possible to translate the comprehensive and melodious language in which he spoke, the ode might read something like the following: "Manitou ! Manitou! Manitou! Thou art great, thou art good, thou art wise: Manitou! Manitou! Thou art just."
  • * 1987 , John A Grim, The Shaman , p. 143:
  • Each Ojibway shaman's method of communication with the manitou patron is unique and is related to a personal dream experience.

    Usage notes

    Sometimes used as a proper noun, in which case it is often capitalized.

    References

    * Oxford English Dictionary , Third (online) Edition

    Anagrams

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