tepiton

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tepi ‎(female servant, older sister) +‎ -tōn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tepitōn ‎(inanimate)

  1. Something small or of little value.

Usage notes[edit]

In compounds tepitōn often becomes a diminutive or affective stem.

tletepitōn ‎(small fire), from tletl ‎(fire)
tōchtepitōn ‎(bunny, small rabbit), from tōchtli ‎(rabbit)
tōtōtepitōn ‎(small bird), from tōtōtl ‎(bird)

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