macehualli

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

macehualli (inanimate)

  1. people.

References[edit]

  • Mancilla Sepúlveda, Héctor. (2002) Lecciones de Nahuatl, Hirata Editorial, México DF. p. 158.
  • Medina, Genaro. (1999) Curso de Nahuatl, University of Americas, Cholula, Puebla p. 88.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mācēhualli (plural mācēhualtin)

  1. A commoner; a subject; a vassal.
    • 1524, Bernardino de Sahagún, Coloquios y doctrina cristiana
      ca timacehualtin, tipolihuini timiquini, yeh mahca timiquican, yeh mahca tipolihuican, tel ca teteo in omicque.
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaración de todos sus adverbios
      Cuix molhuil, cuix momàcehual in timācēhualli in tinēntlācatl, inic ināhuac titlaquāz in motlàtòcāuh? mereces tu hombre plebeyo, y de nonada comer con tu señor.
    • 1649: Luis Laso de la Vega, Huei tlamahuiçoltica...
      çe momaçehualtzin noTla huei cocoliztli in itech omotlali
  2. An Indian; an indigenous person.
    • c. 1540–1580: Book 12 the Florentine Codex
      Auh niman in iehoan Españoles, quitlalique in quauhtematlatl in mumuzticpac, inic quintepachozq̄ in macevaltin.
    • 1607: Chimalpahin, journal
      Yhuan yn ypan in omoteneuh metztli miyequintin atlan micque yn matlanhuique macehualtin .
    • Late 1600s: annals of Puebla
      auh niman yn justisiatlaca oquinnotzque yn masehualtzitzintin

References[edit]

  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 127.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 223.