pochtecatl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl pōchtēcatl (merchant, trader).

Noun[edit]

pochtecatl (plural pochteca)

  1. (historical) A trader in the Aztec Empire.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Pōchtlan +‎ -catl.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /poːt͡ʃˈteːkat͡ɬ/

Noun[edit]

pōchtēcatl anim (plural pōchtēcah)

  1. merchant, trader
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca un vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana, f. 169v.
      Mercader que vende. puchtecatl.tlanamacani.tiamicqui.
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, book 10, chapter 12
      In qualli puchtecatl, tlaotlatoctiani, tlanênemitiani, çan tlaipantiliani, tlanamictiani,
      (The good merchant [is] a follower of the routes, a traveler [with merchandise; he is] one who sets correct prices, who gives equal value.)
    • 17C: Chimalpahin, Diario, p. 133
      enbaxador. ynteuhctitlan yn huey tlahtohuani emperador jabon. tlamatca yeliztli paz. quichihuaco. yn inhuicpa christianosme [...] ynic huel callaquizque. españoles. mercaderes. pochteca. yn õpa Jabon.
      (an ambassador, from the court of the great ruler the emperor in Japan, came to make peace with the Christians, ... so that the Spanish merchants will be able to enter Japan)

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  • 2006, Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón, Annals of His Time: Don Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, ed. and trans. by James Lockhart, Susan Schroeder, and Doris Namala, Stanford: Stanford University Press, ISBN 0-8047-5454-3, page pp. 170–171:
  • 2006, Molina, Alonso de, Aquí comienca [sic] un vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana[1], reproducción digital de la edición de México, Juan Pablos, 1555, Alicante: Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes:
  • 1981, Sahagún, Beranrdino de, Florentine Codex, Book 10: The People, ed. and trans. by Charles E. Dibble and Arthur J. O. Anderson, 2nd ed., revised, Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, ISBN 978-0-87490-007-4, page pp. 43: