gadana

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Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish catana, from Japanese ‎(katana).

Noun[edit]

gadana

  1. Katana.
    • c. 1610: Chimalpahin, "Diario", p. 134
      oncan quitecatihui ce gadana tepoztli yuhqui yn imespada ypã ponhui
      (there they place a katana of metal, which counts as their sword)

References[edit]

  • Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (2006) Annals of His Time: Don Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, ed. and trans. by James Lockhart, Susan Schroeder & Doris Namala, Stanford: Stanford University Press, pages 170–171