matoca

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

māitl "hand" + toca "follow"

Verb[edit]

mātoca (transitive)

  1. To touch; fondle; masturbate.
    • 1599: Ioan Baptista, Confessionario en lengua Mexicana y Castellana
      Cuix oticmatocac immonacayo, in ahnoço tenacayo inic otitlayelpac?
      Porventura palpaſte tu cuerpo, o el ageno por deleytarte ſenſualmente?
      (Perhaps you have touched your body, or another's body for sensual pleasure?)

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, revised edition edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 233
  • Karttunen, Francis (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, pages 139–140