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Chaxiraxi

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PronunciationEdit

Note: the -xi- is pronounced like the -xi- in México or softer: like -ji-, -gi-, -si-[1][2]

  • IPA(key): [ˌtʃaɣiˈɾaɣi], [ˌtʃasiˈɾasi]

EtymologyEdit

From Guanche ⵞⴰⵗⵉⵔⴰⵗⵉ (čaɣiraɣi), from **ta-ahɣər-ahəɣ(i) "sustainer of the firmament", compound of t "the", *ahɣur "firmament, sky", and *ahəɣ "grab, hold".[1]

Proper nounEdit

Chaxiraxi f

 
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  1. A Guanche goddess from the island of Tenerife
  2. A female given name from the Canary Islands

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ignacio Reyes Garcia (2012) Nombres Personales de las Islas Canarias, 1 edition, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Le Canarien ediciones - Libreando, →ISBN, page 15; similar entry to be found online in: Ignacio Reyes Garcia (2012), “Chaxiraxi”, in Ínsuloamaziq (blog), retrieved 26 February 2016
  2. ^ Chaxi (16 April 2014), “Hello! My name is Chaxiraxi ...”, in Waltzing More Than Matilda, "Famous Name: Chaxiraxi" (blog), retrieved 26 February 2016