teoxihuitl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

teōtl "god" + xihuitl "turquoise"

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

teōxihuitl

  1. Fine turquoise.
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, "Florentine Codex", book 1
      vel quijciiavj vel qujhiiouja, ynic qujtemoa [...] in teuxiujtl
      (Greatly were they wearied, much did they suffer to seek out ... fine turquoise)

References[edit]

  • Sahagún, Bernardino de (1981) Florentine Codex: Book 1 - The Gods, ed. and trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, 2nd ed., rev. edition, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, page 42