telpuchcalli

noun

tel·​puch·​cal·​li
ˌtelˌpüchˈkälē
plural telpuchalli
: an Aztec school for boys giving instruction in civil and military arts including crafts, history, and religious practices
distinguished from calmecac

Word History

Etymology

Spanish telpuchcali, telpuchcalli, from Nahuatl telpuchcalli

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“Telpuchcalli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telpuchcalli. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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