Definition of Quipus

1. Noun. (plural of quipu) ¹



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Definition of Quipus

1. quipu [n] - See also: quipu

Quipus Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quipus

quipperies
quippers
quippery
quippier
quippiest
quipping
quippingly
quippish
quippu
quippus
quippy
quips
quipster
quipsters
quipu
quipus (current term)
quira
quirboilly
quire
quired
quires
quiring
quirister
quiristers
quiritation
quirites
quirk
quirk bead
quirk molding
quirk moulding

Literary usage of Quipus

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1. Peru by William Hickling Prescott (1900)
"But the quipus were chiefly used for arithmetical purposes. The knots served instead of ciphers, and could be combined in such a manner as to represent ..."

2. History of the Conquest of Peru ...: With a Preliminary View of the by William Hickling Prescott (1892)
"But the quipus were chiefly used for arithmetical purposes. The knots served instead of ciphers, and could be combined in such a manner as to represent ..."

3. History of the Conquest of Peru by William Hickling Prescott, John Foster Kirk (1893)
"They were taught to speak their own dialect with purity and elegance; and they became acquainted with the mysterious science of the quipus, which supplied ..."

4. History of the Conquest of Peru: With a Preliminary View of the Civilization by William Hickling Prescott (1847)
"But the quipus were chiefly used for arithmetical purposes. ... or " keepers of the quipus," were required to furnish the government with information on ..."

5. The Book, Its History and Development by Cyril Davenport (1908)
"Bock inscriptions—Marks on wood—quipus—Wampum—Modern ideographs—Indian palm leaf books—Ideographs and alphabets— ..."

6. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... with thinner cords tied on to it at certain distances, in which the knots are tied. . . . The cords are often of various colours, each with its quipus ..."

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