ayate

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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl āyātl (cloth or cloak made from maguey fiber).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈɟ͡ʝate/, [aˈʝat̪e]

Noun[edit]

ayate m (plural ayates)

  1. (Mexico) A cloth made from the fiber of the maguey plant, similar to henequen or sisal.
  2. (historical) A cloak-like garment made from this cloth.

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References[edit]

  • Carlos Montemayor et al. (2009) Diccionario del náhuatl en el español de México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, page 30

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