piltzintli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pilli (child) +‎ -tzin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Karttunen (1983) and Andrews (2003) write -tzin-; Lockhart (2001) writes -tzīn-.

  • IPA(key): /piɬˈt͡sint͡ɬi/

Noun[edit]

piltzintli (animate, plural pīpiltzitzintin)

  1. Diminutive of pilli; a child or youth.

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 246.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 196.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 230.