mizton

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl mizton

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mizton

  1. cat

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • mizto (obsolete spelling)

Etymology[edit]

Apocopic form of miztli (mountain lion, puma) +‎ -tōn (diminutive suffix). Compare miztōntli (puma cub).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mizton (animate)

  1. Diminutive of miztli; a house cat.

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Nahuatl: mizton
  • Mecayapan Nahuatl: misto̱n
  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: mi̱stu
  • Pipil: mistun

References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa