See also: Axolotl

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An axolotl

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From Classical Nahuatl āxōlōtl (from ātl (water) +‎ xōlōtl (slippery or wrinkled one, servant, slave)).

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axolotl (plural axolotls or (nonstandard) axolots)

  1. A critically endangered salamander found in the elevated lakes of Mexico, Ambystoma mexicanum.

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl

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axolotl

  1. axolotl

Central Nahuatl

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axolotl (plural axolomeh)

  1. (Amecameca, Cholula and Milpa Alta): axolotl

References

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  • Herrera López, Hermilo (2015); Diccionario de la lengua Náhuatl de Texcoco, Instituto Mexiquense de los pueblos indígenas. Academia de la lengua náhuatl de Texcoco, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Mancilla Sepúlveda, Héctor. (2002) Lecciones de Nahuatl, Hirata Editorial, México DF. p. 158.

Classical Nahuatl

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Etymology

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Equivalent to ātl (water) +‎ xōlōtl (slippery or wrinkled one, servant, slave)

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  • IPA(key): /aːʃoːloːtɬ/, [aː.ˈʃóː.loːt͡ɬ]

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āxōlōtl (animate, plural āxōlōmeh)

  1. an edible larval salamander
    yhuan ye quixinachohua yn mimichtin. yn cueyame. yn axollome. yn acociltin. aneneztin. ahuihuitlame yn axaxayacatl. yn quatecomatl. yoyolli.
    And fish now bred, and frogs, salamanders, crayfish, dragonfly, larvae, swamp worms, winged water insects, [other] insects

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  • English: axolotl
  • Spanish: ajolote

References

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  • Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997) Arthur J. O. Anderson, Susan Schroeder, transl., Codex Chimalpahin, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages 80–81
  • Kartunnen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 15
  • Sahagún, Bernardino de (1981) Arthur J. O. Anderson, Charles E. Dibble, transl., Florentine Codex: Book 1 - The Gods, 2nd ed., rev. edition, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, page 30

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From Classical Nahuatl āxōlōtl.

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axolotl m (plural axolotls)

  1. axolotl

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Guerrero Nahuatl

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axolotl

  1. axolotl

Morelos Nahuatl

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axolotl

  1. axolotl

Orizaba Nahuatl

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axolotl

  1. axolotl

Temascaltepec Nahuatl

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axolotl

  1. axolotl

Western Huasteca Nahuatl

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axolotl

  1. axolotl