cocoliztli

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl cocoliztli (disease, illness).

Noun[edit]

cocoliztli (uncountable)

  1. An epidemic illness that spread through Mexico in the 16th century.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of cocoa (to be sick) +‎ -liztli.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cocoliztli (inanimate)

  1. illness, desease

References[edit]

  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 39