peyotl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Nahuatl peyotl.

Noun[edit]

peyotl (uncountable)

  1. Peyote.
    • 1954: Jaensch, Havelock Ellis and Weir Mitchell began their experiments with mescalin, the active principle of peyotl. — Aldous Huxley, The Doors of Perception (Chatto & Windus 1954, p. 5)

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Kartunnen (1983) writes peyotl; Andrews (2003) writes peyōtl; Lockhart (2001) says "length of vowels unknown; o most likely long".

Etymology[edit]

Related to peyōni "to glisten" acc. to Andrews (2003).

Noun[edit]

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peyotl

  1. Peyote, Lophophora williamsii

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 246.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 193.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 229.