Definition of Quippus
1. quippu [n] - See also: quippu
Lexicographical Neighbors of Quippus
quippus (current term)
Literary usage of Quippus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Peru Illustrated: Or, Incidents of Travel and Exploration in the Land of the by Ephraim George Squier (1877)
"How the Traditions were perpetuated.—Their quippus very Imperfect Means of Record.—Consequent Importance of the Monuments.—What we may learn from them. ..."
2. The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology by James Samuelson, William Crookes (1879)
"By setting apart a quippus for the military, another for the laws and decrees, another for historic events—ie, a separate quippus .for distinct classes of ..."
3. Peruvian Antiquities by Mariano Eduardo de Rivero y Ustariz, Johann Jakob von Tschudi (1855)
"Even at this day, in the country, quippus are used for the purpose of numeration. ... Repeated attempts made in our day to read the quippus, have proved ..."
4. The Migration from Shinar: Or, the Earliest Links Between the Old and New by George Palmer (1879)
"Among some of the North American tribes, the ‘keeper of the wampum' answered to the ‘decipherer of the quippus' in Peru. Adair says of the tribes adjoining ..."
5. The Migration from Shinar: Or, the Earliest Links Between the Old and New by George Palmer (1879)
"Among some of the North American tribes, the ' keeper of the wampum' answered to the ' decipherer of the quippus ' in Peru. ..."