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[kee-chey] /kiˈtʃeɪ/
a Mayan language of Guatemala. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for Quiché
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  • In the Quiché dialects tepeu is one of the common appellations of divinity and is also translated lord or ruler.

    The Myths of the New World Daniel G. Brinton
  • The Quiché opposed him in the open field, and he defeated them.

    The Spanish Pioneers Charles F. Lummis
  • The name of the lightning in Quiché is cak ul ha, literally, “fire coming from water.”

    The Myths of the New World Daniel G. Brinton
  • In the north-east of Guatemala are the ruins of another city, the capital of the province of Quiché.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Quiché


an open savoury tart with a rich custard filling to which bacon, onion, cheese, etc, are added: quiche Lorraine
Word Origin
French, from German Kuchen cake
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Word Origin and History for Quiché



1949, from French quiche (1810), from Alsatian German Küche, diminutive of German Kuchen "cake" (see cake (n.)). Became fashionable 1970s; became contemptible 1980s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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