The Collaborative International Dictionary
Quich \Quich\, v. i. [Cf. Quinch.] To stir. [Obs.]
He could not move nor quich at all. -- Spenser.
n. (obsolete spelling of quitch English)
Usage examples of "quich".
The American nations among whom a distinct and well-authenticated myth of the deluge was found are as follows: Athapascas, Algonkins, Iroquois, Cherokees, Chikasaws, Caddos, Natchez, Dakotas, Apaches, Navajos, Mandans, Pueblo Indians, Aztecs, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Tlascalans, Mechoacans, Toltecs, Nahuas, Mayas, Quiches, Haitians, natives of Darien and Popoyan, Muyscas, Quichuas, Tuppinambas, Achaguas, Araucanians, and doubtless others.
Aztecs not only conquered a Maya colony, and founded the empire of the Quiches in Central America, a complete body of whose mythology has been brought to light in late years, but seem to have made a marked imprint on the Mayas themselves.
For the present purpose the most significant of these is the Sacred National Book of the Quiches, a tribe of Guatemala.
The Quichuas of Peru must not be confounded with the Quiches of Guatemala.
Muscogees, Athapascas, Quiches, Mixtecs, Iroquois, Algonkins, and others.
The Aztecs not only conquered a Maya colony, and founded the empire of the Quiches in Central America, a complete body of whose mythology has been brought to light in late years, but seem to have made a marked imprint on the Mayas themselves.
The comparatively late introduction of such views into the native legends finds a remarkable proof in the myths of the Quiches, which were committed to writing in the seventeenth century.
Peru, Araucania, the Muyscas, the Quiches, and Tlascala were tetrarchies divided in accordance with, and in the first two instances named after, the cardinal points.
From tribes of both continents and all stages of culture, the Muyscas of Columbia and the Natchez of Louisiana, the Quiches of Guatemala and the Caribs of the Orinoko, instance after instance might be marshalled to illustrate how universally a sacred character was attached to this number, and how uniformly it is traceable to a veneration of the cardinal points.
It is clearly visible in the earlier portions of the legends of the Quiches, and is the more surely of native origin as it has been quite lost on both their translators.
The owl was regarded by Aztecs, Quiches, Mayas, Peruvians, Araucanians, and Algonkins as sacred to the lord of the dead.
Tohil, the god who gave the Quiches fire by shaking his sandals, was represented by a flint-stone.
In the legends of the Quiches, the name Xibalba is given as that of the under-world ruled by the grim lords One Death and Seven Deaths.
The profound mystical significance of this legend is reflected in one told by the Quiches, in which the hero gods Hunahpu and Xblanque succumb to the rulers of Xibalba, the darksome powers of death.
Puelches, 277 Quetzalcoatl, the supreme Aztec god, 106, 118, 157, 180-3, 188, 294-6 Quiateot, a rain god, 131 Quiches, 30 Sacred Book, 41 names for God, 51, 58 n.