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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Nahuatl āltepētl, from ātl tepētl, literally “water (and) hill”.

NounEdit

altepetl (plural altepemeh)

  1. A Nahua community; a pueblo.

AnagramsEdit


Central NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [aːɬˈte.peːt͡ɬ]

NounEdit

altepetl (inanimate)

  1. City.

ReferencesEdit

  • Medina, Genaro. (1999) Curso de Nahuatl, University of Americas, Cholula, Puebla p. 88.

Classical NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

A contraction of ātl tepētl, compound of ātl (water) +‎ tepētl (hill), two constituents perceived as being essential for life. The compound is odd in retaining the l of ātl; the usual compound would be *ātepētl.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /aːltepeːt͡ɬ/
  • IPA(key): [aːɬ.ˈté.peːt͡ɬ]

NounEdit

āltepētl (animate, plural āltepēmeh)

  1. (inanimate, not pluralized) altepetl; a town or city.
  2. (animate, pluralized) The people of an altepetl.
    • 17C: Chimalpahin, Record of the Arrival of the Mexica Azteca When They Came Here to Mexico Tenochtitlan
      oncan ynpan acico yn chicuey altepeme macehualtin oncan chanonoque yn culhuacan
      (They there arrived among the people of the eight altepetl domiciled in Culhuacan)

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ReferencesEdit

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, revised edition edition, University of Oklahoma Press, page 205
  • Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997) Codex Chimalpahin, volume 2, edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, University of Oklahoma Press, pages 18–19
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, page 9
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, page 210

Eastern Huasteca NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Classical Nahuatl āltepētl

NounEdit

altepetl (plural altepetini)

  1. altepetl, city, town.

Western Huasteca NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Nahuatl āltepētl

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

altepetl

  1. city.