in mitl in chimalli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A difrasismo. From in mītl (the arrow; arrows) + in chīmalli (the shield; shields).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [í.mːiːt͡ɬ in.t͡ʃiːˈmá.lːi]

Noun[edit]

in mītl in chīmalli (inanimate)

  1. (they are) the arrow and the shield; war, warfare.
  2. battle

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • James Lockhart (2001) Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford University Press, page 214
  • J. Richard Andrews (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, page 236