yaotl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yāōtl

  1. Enemy.
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca vn vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana
      Enemigo. teyaouh.

Usage notes[edit]

As an element of compounds, yao- usually has the meaning "war; warfare" (see yaoyotl).

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References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 266–267.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 335.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 242.