Mexihco

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

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Mexihco (locative)

  1. Mexico (a country in North America)
  2. México (a state of Mexico)

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Wikipedia nah

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Possibly from the stems mētztli (moon) + xīctli (navel) + the locative -co, which would yield *Mēxxīcco (“at the place of the moon's navel”). The form Mēxihco would thus imply the degemination of [ʃː] and the dissimilation of [kk] to [ʔk], with the appearance of the glottal stop automatically triggering the shortening of the preceding [iː] to [i].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [meːˈʃíʔ.ko]
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Proper noun[edit]

Mēxihco (locative)

  1. Tenochtitlan; an altepetl and capital of the Aztec empire.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: México

References[edit]

  • Frances Karttunen (1992) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 145