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Orthographic Variants: 
arcu, also, alcoyo, argo, ārcoh

an arch; or, a bow (to use with arrows) (see attestations)

arch (architectural structure)

ceremonial arch

a wooden arch adorned with flowers and herbs used in ceremonies.

to make a ceremonial arch

1. to make a wooden arch for an altar. 2. for a plank to warp in the sun.
# 1. ni. Una persona coloca un palo chueco enSrente del altar o en el patio. “Me mandaron que haga un arco en el altal porque no hago nada”. 2. mo. Se dobla la madera cuando le pega el sol. “Mi papá encierra su madera para que no lo alubre el sol porque no quiere se doblen”.

curved, arched

next to the arch, at the foot of the arch

Orthographic Variants: 
ariyes, allies

Aries, a zodiac sign; [a term that came into Spanish from Latin and then into Nahuatl] (central Mexico, early seventeenth century)
Codex Chimalpahin: Society and Politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Culhuacan, and Other Nahuatl Altepetl in Central Mexico; The Nahuatl and Spanish Annals and Accounts Collected and Recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, eds. and transl. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), vol. 2, 128–129.

royal coat of arms

man in armor

weapon(s); often in the plural, as a coat of arms, shield, heraldry (see attestations)

mischievous, flirtatious

s.o. who likes to joke around.

a Spanish surname (see attestations)

Orthographic Variants: 
harriero, anrierostin

muleteer (see attestations)

Orthographic Variants: 

a variable measure of weight; in kilograms today in Spain, between 11.5 and 12.5 kg. (see attestations)

a last name; e.g. Domingo de Arteaga, a Basque settler in the region of Jalisco who served as corregidor ca. 1560, associated with communities along the coast
Thomas Calvo, Eustaquio Celestino, Magdalena Gómez, Jean Meyer, and Ricardo Xochitemol, Xalisco, la voz de un pueblo en el siglo XVI (Mexico: CIESAS/CEMCA, 1993).