calpulli

noun

cal·​pul·​li
kalˈpu̇lē
variants or less commonly calpolli
-ˈȯ-
or calpul
ˈkalˌpu̇l
plural calpulli
-u̇lē
also calpullec
-u̇(ˌ)lek
: a clan or ward constituting the fundamental unit of Aztec society

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Calpulli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calpulli. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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