ichcatl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈit͡ʃ.kat͡ɬ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From ichtli (maguey fiber) +‎ -catl.

Noun[edit]

ichcatl (inanimate)

  1. cotton
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A semantic extension of ichcatl (cotton) upon Spanish arrival, based on cotton's external similarity to wool.

Noun[edit]

ichcatl (animate, plural ichcameh)

  1. sheep
Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2008, Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana (1571), Editorial Porrúa, page 65r, 91r, 32r:
  • 1983, Frances Karttunen, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 92–93:
  • 2001, James Lockhart, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page 219:
  • 2003, J. Richard Andrews, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 225:

Tetelcingo Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Classical Nahuatl ichcatl and Isthmus-Mecayapan Nahuatl ichca'.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ichcatl

  1. cotton
  2. wool
  3. sheep

References[edit]

  • 1962, Forrest Brewer; Jean G. Brewer, Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 5, 58, 129: