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Xipe

[shee-pey; Spanish hee-pe] /ˈʃi peɪ; Spanish ˈhi pɛ/
noun
1.
the Aztec god of sowing or planting.
Also called Xipe Totec
[shee-pey toh-tek; Spanish hee-pe taw-tek] /ˈʃi peɪ ˈtoʊ tɛk; Spanish ˈhi pɛ ˈtɔ tɛk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Xipe
< Nahuatl Xīpēuh Totēuc; xīpēuh peeled, skinned; totēuc, totēcuh our lord, equivalent to to- our + tēuc(tli), tēcuh(tli) lord
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  • There is slight mention of the deity Xipe Totec in the Spanish writers.

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