yaotenhuah

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /jaː.oːteːnwaʔ/

Etymology[edit]

yāōtl (enemy; war) +‎ tēntli (lip; edge) +‎ -huah (possessor).

Noun[edit]

yāōtēnhuah (plural yāōtēnhuahqueh)

  1. those near the enemy border; those on the front line
    • 16C, Bernardino de Sahagún, "Florentine Codex", book 1
      yn jxqujch techiaoalotoc, yn iautenoaque, yn iaotenco onoque, qujnoalcaoaia yn jnmalhoan, yn jntlaaxioan
      (All who lay surrounding, those who held the enemy borders, those who dwelt on the enemy borders brought their captives, their prisoners here.)

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References[edit]

  • 1981, Sahagún, Bernardino de, Florentine Codex: Book 1 - The Gods, ed. and trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, edition 2nd ed., rev., Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, page p. 32: