ichcatl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈit͡ʃ.kat͡ɬ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ichtli (maguey fiber) +‎ -catl.

Noun[edit]

ichcatl (inanimate)

  1. cotton
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A semantic extension of ichcatl (cotton) upon Spanish arrival, based on cotton's external similarity to wool.

Noun[edit]

ichcatl (animate, plural ichcameh)

  1. sheep
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2008, Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana (1571), Editorial Porrúa, page 8, 91, 32:
  • 1983, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page pp. 92–93:
  • 2001, James Lockhart, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 219:
  • 2003, J. Richard Andrews, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, edition rev. ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page p. 225:

Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ichca' (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /itʃkaʔ/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • IPA(key): /itʃkatɬ/ (Tetelcingo)

Etymology[edit]

ichtli (maguey fiber) +‎ -catl

Noun[edit]

ichcatl

  1. cotton
  2. wool
  3. sheep

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1962, Forrest Brewer; Jean G. Brewer, Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 5, 58, 129:
  • 2002, Carl Wolgemuth et al., Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 53, 214: