Xoloitzcuintli meaning

shō'lō-ĭts-kwĭnt'lē, -ēts-
Any of several varieties of small to medium-sized dog of a breed developed by the Aztecs, having erect ears and a long tail. The hairless varieties have a dark-colored almost hairless body, and the “coated” varieties have a short, flat coat.
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A breed of dog, the Mexican Hairless.
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Origin of xoloitzcuintli

  • Mexican Spanish xoloitzcuintle from Nahuatl xōlōitzcuintli dog of the god Xolotl, monstrous dog xōlotl monstrous birth or creature, servant, pet, the dog-headed Aztec god Xolotl itzcuintli dog
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Through Spanish from Classical Nahuatl xoloitzcuintli, from Xolotl + itzcuintli "dog", lit. "Xolotl's dog" or "monstruous dog".
    From Wiktionary