calpulli

noun cal·pul·li \kalˈpu̇lē\
variants: less commonly

calpolli

\-ˈȯ-\ or

calpul

\ˈkalˌpu̇l\

Definition of calpulli

plural

calpulli

\-u̇lē\ also

calpullec

\-u̇(ˌ)lek\
  1. :  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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