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yaoyotl

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Classical Nahuatl

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /jaːoːjoːtɬ/

Etymology

yāōtl "enemy" + -yōtl

Noun

yāōyōtl

  1. War; warfare.
    • 1547: Andrés de Olmos, Arte para aprender la lengua mexicana, ed. by Rémi Siméon (1875)
      Taoyutl [sic], guerra.
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca vn vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana
      Guerra. yaoyotl.necaliliztli.tlayecoliztli.& per metapho.
      mitl.chimalli.atl.tlachinolli.vel,teuatl,tlachinolli.

Synonyms

References

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition University of Oklahoma Press, p. 266.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl University of Texas Press, p. 335.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written Stanford University Press, p. 242.

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