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PipilEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Perhaps from archaic root *tāk- (“torso”) + -ku (locative). Compare Classical Nahuatl tlahco (half).

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈtahku/

NounEdit

tajku

  1. half
    Se tajku yejemet yajket pal pewat tekitit
    Half of them left to start working
  2. (possessed) waist, rump
    Shikilpi ne mukwey ka mutajku
    Tie your skirt around your waist

Derived termsEdit

RelationalEdit

-tajku

  1. among, between, in the middle of
    Mukawki ne tawikani ka itajku ne ujti
    The bus stopped in the middle of the road

VerbEdit

-tajku

  1. to halve, to cut in half, to divide in two halves
    Kitajkuk ne atzaput pal sentakwat
    She/he cut the pear in half so they could eat together

SynonymsEdit

ConjunctionEdit

tajku

  1. while, during the time that
    Tajku nemi tajkwilua, ne siwapil kielnamik ka inteuk kinutztuya ne ieltiw
    While she was writing, the girl remembered she hadn't called her sister yet