calpulli

noun cal·pul·li \ kalˈpu̇lē \
variants: or less commonly calpolli \-ˈȯ-\ or calpul \ˈkalˌpu̇l\

Definition of calpulli

plural calpulli \-u̇lē\ also calpullec \-u̇(ˌ)lek\
: a clan or ward constituting the fundamental unit of Aztec society

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Origin and Etymology of calpulli

Nahuatl calpulli, literally, big house, augmentative of calli house


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