wílatho

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Taos

Etymology

From *wíla- (pass, gap?) + -tho (at). Cognate with Picuris p’į̀nwéltha (Picuris Pueblo) (literally “mountain pass place” although this decomposition is now opaque).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈwīlæthɑ/

Particle

wílatho

  1. Picuris Pueblo; literally, "at the pass", referring to location of the pueblo near the west end of a pass leading to the Great Plains

Related terms

References

  • Felicia Trager's translation is “Picuris Pueblo”, but Edward Curtis recorded a translation “at the pass”. Curtis also obtained a similar translation for the cognate term in the Picuris language.