Classical NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Equivalent to xālli (sand) +‎ xocotl (fruit). Cf. Highland Puebla Nahuatl xa̱lxocot, Mecayapan Nahuatl xa̱lxocoꞌ, Northern Puebla Nahuatl xalxocotl, Michoacán Nahuatl xalxocul, Tetelcingo Nahuatl xoxocotl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl xalxocotl.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃaːlˈʃokot͜ɬ/

NounEdit

xālxocotl

  1. guava (fruit, Psidium guajava)
    • c. 1569, Bernardino Sahagún, editor, Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, volume 11, page 122v:
      Xalxocotl, xalxocoquavitl: qujllo caiaztic, qujllo caiaoac ixtlatlaccamjltic injnacaio, cocopeoa injquauhio: injtlaaqujllo iztaleoac, coziaiactic, texio, tetexio, xallo:
      Guava; guava tree. It is covered in sparse foliage; its wood is red-brown; it sheds its branches; its fruit is pale, dark yellow, fine-grained, sandy
    • [1651, Francisco Hernández, Rerum medicarum Novae Hispaniae thesaurus, seu plantarum animalium mineralium Mexicanorum historia (in Latin), Romae: Ex typographeio Vitalis Mascardi:
      XALXOCOTL arbor eſt magna, Guayabus ab Haitinis dicta
      The xalxocotl is a large tree, called guayabus by the Haitians]

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Northern Puebla NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cf. Classical Nahuatl xālxocotl.

NounEdit

xalxocotl

  1. guava (fruit, Psidium guajava)

ReferencesEdit

  • Brockway, Earl; Hershey de Brockway, Trudy; Santos Valdés, Leodegario (2018) Diccionario náhuatl del norte del estado de Puebla (Series de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas "Mariano Silva y Aceves"; 42)‎[1] (in Spanish), segunda ILV edición (versión electrónica) edition, Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 242

Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla NahuatlEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cf. Classical Nahuatl xālxocotl.

NounEdit

xalxocotl

  1. guava (fruit, Psidium guajava)

ReferencesEdit

  • Brockway B., Raúl; Cosme, Herminio; Hernández, Juan (1984) Frases en mejicano y español: En el idioma náhuatl de San Miguel de Tenango, Puebla y en español[2] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page 10