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macuilli

Classical NahuatlEdit

Classical Nahuatl cardinal numbers
4 5 6
    Cardinal : mācuīlli
    Ordinal : ic mācuīlli
    Adverbial : mācuīlpa

EtymologyEdit

Compare Pipil makwil (five), but some suggest a compound of māitl (arm, hand) + the patientive of cui (to take, hold), thus “what is held in one arm or hand; five”, and implying a semantic relation or contrast with mahtlāctli (ten), based on mah- (arm, hand) + tlāctli (trunk), thus “both arms; ten”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [maːˈkʷiː.lːi]

NumeralEdit

mācuīlli

  1. five

Derived termsEdit

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