Appendix:Proto-Algonquian/maneto·wa

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This Proto-Algonquian entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Algonquian[edit]

Noun[edit]

*maneto·wa

  1. a supernatural being (a god or a supernaturally powerful person or animal)

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Algonquian:
    • Cree: manitow / ᒪᓂᑐᐤ (spirit, god)
    • Montagnais: manitoːw
    • Menominee: manɛ·to·w (game animal (other than a bird))
    • Ojibwe: manidoo (spirit, god)
    • Fox: manetôwa (snake; spirit or god)
    • Shawnee: maneto (snake; supernatural being)
    • Miami: manetoowa (devil, evil spirit, monster), and possibly also manetwa, minetwa (falling snow)
  • Eastern Algonquian:

References[edit]

  • Goddard (1982)
  • David Costa, The Miami-Illinois Language (ISBN 0803215142, 2003)
  • Algonquian Spirit, edited by Brian Swann (2005)