maquauhtopilli

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Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

maquahuitl +‎ topilli (staff)

Noun[edit]

maquauhtopilli

  1. A kind of weapon.
    • 17C: Annals of Cuauhtitlan, 42:34–37
      auh yn ipillohuan yn ytiacahuan çeçeyaca yuh mochichihuaya mochintin chichiquiltopilli maquauhtopilli yn quitquitinemia huexotzinca ypã moquixtitinenca
      (And as for his nobles and captains, each one was adorned the same way. They all carried harpoon staffs, macana staffs. They looked like Huexotzinca)

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References[edit]

  • 1992, Bierhorst, John, Codex Chimalpopoca: The Text in Nahuatl with a Glossary and Grammatical Notes, Tucson & London: The University of Arizona Press, page p. 54:
  • 1992, Bierhorst, John, History and Mythology of the Aztecs: The Codex Chimalpopoca, Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, page p. 94: