huehueh

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Reduplicated from the root of huēyi (it is something large; great).

Pronunciation[edit]

Nominal nuclear clause[edit]

huēhueh (animate, plural huēhuētqueh)

  1. he is an elderly man.
    • 1547: Andrés de Olmos, Arte para aprender la lengua mexicana, ed. by Rémi Siméon (1875)
      Veue, viejo, noueuetcauh. ... Ueue, viejo. Ueuetque.
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaración de todos sus adverbios, ed. by James Lockhart (2001)
      huēhuê, viejo.

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References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 45.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 84.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 218.