Central Nahuatl edit

Etymology edit

From Classical Nahuatl tlahtoani, cognate with tlahtoa (to speak) +‎ -ni (habitual suffix).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tlahtoani

  1. king

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Classical Nahuatl edit

 
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Etymology edit

From tla- (thing(s)) +‎ ihtoā (say) +‎ -ni (habitual suffix) +‎ -qui (agentive suffix), literally "one who speaks".

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tlahtoāni anim (plural tlahtohqueh)

  1. (he is) the ruler or chieftain of an altepetl.

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 227.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 266.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, pp. 55, 238, 239.