calli

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See also: callí, čálli, and calli-

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli

  1. plural form of callus

Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

calli

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive form of callar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive form of callar
  3. third-person singular imperative form of callar

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign calli “house”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Etymology 1[edit]

Siméon suggests a connection with cah ‎(to be, remain).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli ‎(inanimate)

  1. An enclosed habitational space, a house or room.
  2. The third day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, represented conceptually by a stylized one-room house.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 11v.
      chico açe cale / q̃ quiere dezir / seis casas.
      chico açe cale. [sic] which means “six houses”.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cālli ‎(inanimate)

  1. Wooden or cane tongs used to eat toasted maize.

References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 25r, 11v
  • Rémi Siméon (1885) Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 61
  • Laurette Séjourné (1981) El pensamiento náhuatl cifrado por los calendarios, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 18

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli f

  1. plural of calle

calli m

  1. plural of callo

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

callī

  1. genitive singular of callum

Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • cajli (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • cali̱ (Tetelcingo)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kahli/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • IPA(key): /kalɪ/ (Tetelcingo)

Noun[edit]

calli

  1. house

References[edit]

  • Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 21, 49, 113
  • Wolgemuth, Carl et al. (2002) Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 19, 222

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

calli

  1. tongs

References[edit]

  • Carochi, Horacio (2001) Grammar of the Mexican Language, with an Explanation of its Adverbs (1645), trans. by James Lockhart, Stanford: Stanford University Press, pages 186–187
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 22