huehueh

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Karttunen (1983) and Lockhart (2001) write huēhuet- in the plural and possessed forms; Andrews (2003) writes huēhuēt-.

Noun[edit]

huēhueh (plural huēhuetqueh, possessed -huēhuetcāuh)

  1. An old man.
    • 1547: Andrés de Olmos, Arte para aprender la lengua mexicana, ed. by Rémi Siméon (1875)
      Veue, viejo, noueuetcauh. ... Ueue, viejo. Ueuetque.
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaración de todos sus adverbios, ed. by James Lockhart (2001)
      huēhuê, viejo.

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References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, pp. 222–327.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 84.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 218.