Definition of Quippu
1. quipu [n -S] - See also: quipu
Lexicographical Neighbors of Quippu
quippu (current term)
Literary usage of Quippu
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and by John Lubbock (1875)
"Even the Peruvians had no better means of recording events than the quippu or Quipu, which was a cord about two feet long, to which a number of different ..."
2. Peruvian Antiquities by Mariano Eduardo de Rivero y Ustariz, Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1855)
"In every city of any note, there was an officer called quippu-camay oc, ... But notwithstanding their skill, whenever a quippu came from a distant province, ..."
3. The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and by John Lubbock (1889)
"These threads were tied into knots, whence the name quippu, meaning a knot. These knots served as cyphers, and the various threads had also conventional ..."
4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1859)
"... but they were afterward invested with a figurative meaning so as to convey ideas to posterity when aided by the cultivated memories of the quippu- ..."
5. Cumorah Revisited: Or, "The Book of Mormon" and the Claims of the Mormons Re by Charles Augustus Shook (1910)
"And the Malays, like the Americans, use the quippu; tattoo; compress the heads of their infants; bury their dead in a sitting posture ; embalm and ..."