olotl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare tlaōlli (maize (in general)), ēlōtl (green ear of maize) and xīlōtl (immature, tender ear of maize).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ōlōtl

  1. heart (organ)
    Synonym: yōllōtl
  2. A shelled corncob.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: olote

References[edit]

  • Frances Karttunen (1992) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Oklahoma Press, page 178

Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Classical Nahuatl ōlōtl

Noun[edit]

olotl

  1. corncob.