tlacaxinachtli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tlācatl (human) +‎ xināchtli (seed).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɬaː.ka.ʃiˈnaːt͡ʃ.t͡ɬi]

Noun[edit]

tlācaxināchtin (inanimate, plural tlācaxināchtin)

  1. sperm, semen

Usage notes[edit]

  • Though inanimate, tlācaxināchtli can take on the plural form tlācaxināchtin with a semantic shift to “first human lineage, first human procreators”.

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