telpochtli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Karttunen notes that tēlpōchtli (young man) and coordinate ichpōchtli (maiden, young woman) both form the plural by reduplicating the pōch- element, which suggests that *pōchtli, though not attested freely, is a stem in its own right, and that *tēl- acts as a modifier.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [teːɬˈpoːt͡ʃ.t͡ɬi]

Noun[edit]

tēlpōchtli (animate, plural tēlpōpōchtin)

  1. A young man, male youth.
  2. (when possessed) son

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References[edit]

  • 1992, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 221: