ixayotl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Either a reduction or reanalysis of synonymous īxxāyōtl (tear), from īxtli (eye) + xāyōtl (discharge), or a separate formation based on īxtli (eye) +‎ āyōtl (watery substance), forming a minimal pair with īxxāyōtl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iːʃˈaːjoːt͡ɬ/

Noun[edit]

īxāyōtl

  1. tear, tears

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 1992, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 110: