calli

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli

  1. plural form of callus

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

calli

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive form of callar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive form of callar
  3. third-person singular imperative form of callar

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

The glyph for the day sign calli “house”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Etymology 1[edit]

Siméon suggests a connection with cah (to be, remain).

Noun[edit]

calli (inanimate)

  1. An enclosed habitational space, a house or room.
  2. The third day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, corresponding to a one-room house.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 11v.
      chico açe cale / q̃ quiere dezir / seis casas.
      chico açe cale. [sic] which means “six houses”.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

calli (inanimate)

  1. Wooden or cane tongs used to eat toasted maize.

References[edit]

  • 1571, Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, page 25r, 11v:
  • 1885, Rémi Siméon, Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 61:
  • 1981, Laurette Séjourné, El pensamiento náhuatl cifrado por los calendarios, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 18:

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli f

  1. plural form of calle

calli m

  1. plural form of callo

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

callī

  1. genitive singular of callum

Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cajli (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • cali̱ (Tetelcingo)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kahli/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • IPA(key): /kalɪ/ (Tetelcingo)

Noun[edit]

calli

  1. house

References[edit]

  • 1962, Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer, Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 21, 49, 113:
  • 2002, Wolgemuth, Carl et al., Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 19, 222:

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli

  1. tongs

References[edit]

  • 2001, Carochi, Horacio, Grammar of the Mexican Language, with an Explanation of its Adverbs (1645), trans. by James Lockhart, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page pp. 186–187:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 22: