Definition of Quippu

1. quipu [n -S] - See also: quipu



Lexicographical Neighbors of Quippu

quinzhees
quip
quipazine
quipo
quipos
quipped
quipper
quipperies
quippers
quippery
quippier
quippiest
quipping
quippingly
quippish
quippu (current term)
quippus
quippy
quips
quipster
quipsters
quipu
quipus
quira
quirboilly
quire
quired
quires
quiring
quirister

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 ..."

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