from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The indigenous Mexican dog.
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a slave or servant, and itzcuintli, a dog; and we find the word
Quiche _tzi_ and Mexican _itzcuintli_ are the older terms. [
Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.
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