cihuatl

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Classical Nahuatl cihuatl

Noun[edit]

cihuatl (plural cihuameh)

  1. woman

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Central Huasteca Nahuatl siuatl, Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl cihuatl, Guerrero Nahuatl siwatl, Highland Puebla Nahuatl sihua̱t, Mecayapan Nahuatl sihua̱', Northern Puebla Nahuatl sihuatl, Tetelcingo Nahuatl sohuatl, Tlamacazapa Nahuatl siwatl, Western Huasteca Nahuatl siuatl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl siuatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cihuatl anim (plural cihuah or cihuāmeh)

  1. (she is) a woman.
    • 1673: Agustín de Vetancurt, Arte de la lengua mexicana
      Aca zihuatl ytech otâçic?
  2. (when in the possessive) (she is) a wife.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed. edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003, page 213
  • Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1983, pages 35, 348
  • Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001, page 215

Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Classical Nahuatl cihuatl

Noun[edit]

cihuatl (plural cihuameh)

  1. woman