Definition of windigo in English:


Line breaks: win|digo
Pronunciation: /ˈwɪndɪgəʊ
(also wendigo)

noun (plural windigos or windigoes)

(In the folklore of the northern Algonquian Indians) a cannibalistic giant; a person who has been transformed into a monster by the consumption of human flesh.
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  • In the depths of the winter, the windigo seeks to feast on human flesh.
  • Manjimanidoo or evil spirits existed; windigos were especially terrifying spirits who dwelled within lakes and practiced cannibalism.
  • I must see a traveling paper, then you may come stay the night with us so as you will be safe from the wendigos.


from Ojibwa wintiko.

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