huipil

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English[edit]

Nicaraguan dancer wearing a huipil

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish huipil, from Classical Nahuatl huīpīlli (woman's blouse).

Noun[edit]

huipil (plural huipiles)

  1. A traditional blouse worn by the women of various indigenous peoples of Central America including the Maya and Zapotec, or the textile from which such a garment is made.
    • 1988 February 5, Salena Fuller, “On Exhibit: modern art of the ancient Maya”:
      A woman weaves her huipil after praying to the saints, who are believed to have taught women to weave "in the beginning of time.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl huīpīlli (woman's blouse).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

huipil m (plural huipiles)

  1. huipil

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