ollamaliztli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From ōllama (to play in a ritual ball game) +‎ -liztli.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [oː.lːa.maˈlís.t͡ɬi]

Noun[edit]

ōllamaliztli (inanimate)

  1. (it is) a ritual ball game in which two teams of players strike a solid rubber ball with the hips within a masonry ballcourt
  2. (it is) the act of playing this ball game, or an instance thereof

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References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 76r
  • Rémi Siméon (1885) Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 355