tlahtoani

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɬaʔtoˈaːni/

Etymology[edit]

From tla- (thing(s)) +‎ ihtoā (say) +‎ -ni (habitual suffix) +‎ -qui (agentive suffix), literally "one who speaks".

Noun[edit]

tlahtoāni (animate, plural tlahtohqueh)

  1. A ruler, especially of an altepetl (city-state), similar to a king or emperor.

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References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 227.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 266.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, pp. 55, 238, 239.