ayotl

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Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

atl (water) +‎ -yotl. Cognate with Tetelcingo Nahuatl öyutl

Noun[edit]

ayotl

  1. turtle; tortoise
    • 1547: Andrés de Olmos, Arte para aprender la lengua mexicana, ed. by Rémi Siméon (1875)
      Ayutl, tortuga, nayuuh.
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca vn vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana
      Tortuga. ayutl.
  2. soup; stew

References[edit]

  • Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 98, 172
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, pages 16–17