Manis

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.
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Man"i*to

(?),

Man"i*tou

(?),

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.
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Gitche Manito the mighty,
The Great Spirit, the creator,
Smiled upon his helpless children!
Longfellow.
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Mitche Manito the mighty,
He the dreadful Spirit of Evil,
As a serpent was depicted.
Longfellow.
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