Spanish Loanwords | M

Letter M: Displaying 41 - 60 of 109
Orthographic Variants: 
medigo

doctor
(a loanword from Spanish)

(early seventeenth century, central New Spain)
Annals of His Time: Don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, James Lockhart, Susan Schroeder, and Doris Namala, eds. and transl. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006), 200–201.

measurement
(a loanword from Spanish)

a Spanish surname

Orthographic Variants: 
melio, media

a half; a half real or tomin; coin; monetary value; also seen as an adjective
(a loanword from Spanish)

a meditation, a spiritual exercise
(a loanword from Spanish)

(central Mexico, late sixteenth century; originally from Sahagún in 1574, a document that Chimalpahin copied)
Codex Chimalpahin: Society and Politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Culhuacan, and Other Nahuatl Altepetl in Central Mexico; The Nahuatl and Spanish Annals and Accounts Collected and Recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, eds. and transl. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), vol. 2, 132–133.

Orthographic Variants: 
mexoyez

a maguey judge
(partly a loanword from Spanish, juez, judge)

(Tlaxcala, 1662–1692)
Juan Buenaventura Zapata y Mendoza, Historia cronológica de la Noble Ciudad de Tlaxcala, transcripción paleográfica, traducción, presentación y notas por Luis Reyes García y Andrea Martínez Baracs (Tlaxcala and Mexico City: Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Secretaría de Extensión Universitaria y Difusión Cultural, y Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, 1995), 578–579.

Orthographic Variants: 
melocoton quauitl, melocoton quahuitl

a peach tree (partly a loanword from Spanish, melocotón, peach; see Molina)

Orthographic Variants: 
melon milpa

a field of melons (partially a loanword from Spanish, melón; see Molina)

Orthographic Variants: 
membrillo quauitl, membrillo quahuitl

a quince tree (partially a loanword from Spanish;, membrillo, quince; see Molina)

quince (the fruit)
(a loanword from Spanish)

Orthographic Variants: 
memoRya, nemoria, nemorya, memorial

memorandum [of a testament]; statement; document (a loanword from Spanish)

a Spanish surname
(a loanword from Spanish)

the surnames of a cacique family that was active in the distribution (and probably the production) of títulos of the type called Techialoyan, along with false genealogies and coats of arms; the name Austria was also typically a part of the string of last names used by this family

Orthographic Variants: 
mendoça, Mentoça

a Spanish surname; the first viceroy was don Antonio de Mendoza; some Nahuas used this name

an group of friars linked to the Franciscans
(a loanword from Spanish)

(early seventeenth century, central New Spain)
Annals of His Time: Don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, James Lockhart, Susan Schroeder, and Doris Namala, eds. and transl. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006), 204–205.

grant, permission, or a grant of privilege or of land
(a loanword from Spanish)

Orthographic Variants: 
mersenario, mercenadio

a Mercedarian, a member of the religious order
(a loanword from Spanish)

constable or watchman in an outlying district
(a loanword from Spanish)

The Tlaxcalan Actas: A Compendium of the Records of the Cabildo of Tlaxcala (1545-1627), eds. James Lockhart, Frances Berdan, and Arthur J.O. Anderson (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1986), 153.

month
(a loanword from Spanish)

a table covering, a tablecloth
(partly a loanword from Spanish, mesa, table)