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Classical NahuatlEdit

Classical Nahuatl cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : centzontli
    Ordinal : ic centzontli
    Adverbial : centzompa

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From ce (one) +‎ tzontli (lock of hair, tuft of grass).


  • IPA(key): [senˈt͡son.t͡ɬi]



  1. four hundred
    • 1571: Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, f. 119r. col. 1.
      ¶Y deſta manera van multiplicando, de veynte en veynte, haſta llegar a cuatrocientos, que dizen / 400 Centzuntli.
      And they keep multiplying in this manner, by twenties, until they reach four hundred, which they call 400 Centzuntli.
    • Idem, f. 28r. col. 2.
      Centzuntli. quatrocientos, o vna mata de ortali / za, o de yerua.
      Centzuntli. four hundred, or the leaves of a vegetable or a tuft of grass.

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