tepiton

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tepi (female servant, older sister) +‎ -tōn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tepitōn (inanimate)

  1. Something small or of little value.

Usage notes[edit]

In compounds tepitōn often becomes a diminutive or affective stem.

tletepitōn (small fire), from tletl (fire)
tōchtepitōn (bunny, small rabbit), from tōchtli (rabbit)
tōtōtepitōn (small bird), from tōtōtl (bird)

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