pilpil

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Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Reduplication of pil (red).

Noun[edit]

pilpil

  1. blood

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pilli (child) +‎ -pīl. Molina attests the plural form pīpilpipīl, from which the singular form can be deduced. Sahagún attests the singular form with the meaning (“five or six year-old child”). The plural form, as described by Carochi, is notable for its mirrored relative vowel length, resulting from the reduplication of both the stem pilli (child) (plural pīpiltin) and the diminutive postposition -pil, which undergoes short-vowel reduplication when pluralized (-pipīl).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pilpīl (animate, plural pīpilpipīl)

  1. Diminutive of pilli; a child or youth.

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