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Definition of quipu

The word "quipu" uses 5 letters: ipquu.

n. - A contrivance employed by the ancient Peruvians, Mexicans, etc., as a substitute for writing and figures, consisting of a main cord, from which hung at certain distances smaller cords of various colors, each having a special meaning, as silver, gold, corn, soldiers. etc. Single, double, and triple knots were tied in the smaller cords, representing definite numbers. It was chiefly used for arithmetical purposes, and to register important facts and events. 2

Words formed by adding one letter before or after quipu (in bold), or to ipquu in any order:

p - quippu s - quipus

Shorter words found within quipu

pi piu quip up

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