pilpil

Chinook JargonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Reduplication of pil ‎(red).

NounEdit

pilpil

  1. blood

Classical NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

From pilli ‎(child) +‎ -pīl. Molina attests the plural form pīpilpipīl, from which the singular form can be deduced. Sahagún attests the singular form with the meaning (“five or six year-old child”). The plural form, as described by Carochi, is notable for its mirrored relative vowel length, resulting from the reduplication of both the stem pilli ‎(child) (plural pīpiltin) and the diminutive postposition -pil, which undergoes short-vowel reduplication when pluralized (-pipīl).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pilpīl ‎(animate, plural pīpilpipīl)

  1. Diminutive of pilli; a child or youth.

SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Read in another language