wiindigoo

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Ojibwe[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Algonquian *wi·nteko·wa.

Noun[edit]

wiindigoo (plural wiindigoog)

  1. in Algonquian mythology, a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans may transform, or which may possess humans: a wendigo/windigo
  2. a cannibalistic or man-eating giant or monster which may appear in the winter
    • wiindigoowi!
      He/she is a wendigo!

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