xahcalli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly *xahtli "thatch (?)" + calli "house".

Xahcalli is the source of Spanish and English jacal, and possibly of English shack.

Noun[edit]

xahcalli

  1. A jacal; a hut made with poles and thatch.

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, Univeristy of Oklahoma Press, p. 263.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 321.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 241.