Ma"nis(m"ns), n. [NL., fr. L. manes the ghosts or shades of the dead. So called from its dismal appearance, and because it seeks for its food by night.] (Zol.) A genus of edentates, covered with large, hard, triangular scales, with sharp edges that overlap each other like tiles on a roof. They inhabit the warmest parts of Asia and Africa, and feed on ants. Called also Scaly anteater. See Pangolin.
Man"i*tu(?) }, n. A name given by tribes of American Indians to a great spirit, whether good or evil, or to any object of worship. Tylor.
Gitche Manito the mighty,Longfellow.
The Great Spirit, the creator,
Smiled upon his helpless children!
Mitche Manito the mighty,Longfellow.
He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
As a serpent was depicted.
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