Spanish Loanwords | V

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to visit with the purpose of making an inspection, to inspect
(a Nahuatlization of the Spanish word visitar)

Orthographic Variants: 
visorrey, visurrey, pisorey

viceroy, or vice-king, highest colonial official, a position held by Spaniards (see also virrey, which is somewhat less common as a loanword in Nahuatl texts)
James Lockhart, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts (Stanford: Stanford University Press and UCLA Latin American Studies, 2001), 241.

Orthographic Variants: 
bisperas, pispera, vispera, bisperaz, vesperas

eve (of a saint's day, holiday, etc.), the night before
(a loanword from Spanish)

James Lockhart, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts (Stanford: Stanford University Press and UCLA Latin American Studies, 2001), 241.

Orthographic Variants: 
bitalelo

one who supplies victuals or foodstuffs
(a loanword from Spanish)

widower, widow
(a loanword from Spanish)

the Basque region of what is now Spain
(a loanword from Spanish)

Orthographic Variants: 
buos

voice
(a loanword from Spanish)