penitencia

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish penitencia, from Latin paenitentia.

Noun[edit]

penitencia

  1. Penance.
    • 1565: Alonso de Molina, Confessionario mayor en la lengua Mexicana y Castellana, f. 9r
      Auh vel timotlatemoliz, ynic yxquich vel tiquilnamiquiz motlatlacol yuan yxquich motlapal ticchiuaz, inic amo ytlacauiz mopenitencia
      Y has de examinar bien tu conſciencia, [par]a traer ala memoria todos tus peccados: y has de efforçarte quanto pudieres, [par]aque no sea im[per]fecta tu penitencia

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin paenitentia.

Noun[edit]

penitencia f (plural penitencias)

  1. Penance.