Chichimecatl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Singular

Plural

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tʃiːtʃiːmeːkatɬ/

Etymology[edit]

Chīchīmān (place name) + -ēcatl "inhabitant"

This is sometimes said to be derived from chichi "dog", but the vowel length differs.

Noun[edit]

Chīchīmēcatl (plural Chīchīmēcah)

  1. A Chichimec; Chichimeca.
    • c. 1540–1580: Book 10 the Florentine Codex
      Iz catqui in intlaqual chichimeca
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaración de todos sus adverbios, ed. by James Lockhart (2001)
      Chīchīmēcatl, Chichimeco de nacion ... Plurales se forman con solo perdese la final, tl, y poniendo sobre la vltima vocal el saltillo final, (^) que hemos dicho ser accento de todo plural acabado en vocal desta manera Mexicâ, Otomî, Chīchīmēcâ, Tepotzòtēcâ, Tetzcòcâ.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 216.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 48.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 214.