Amancay

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Amancay or Amankay is a common name of Quechua origin.

Yurak amankay (Quechua for 'white lily'[1]) was occasionally used as a title, with the addition of several more, when referring to the most respected noble ladies of the Inca Empire.

The original denomination for the city of Abancay, capital of the Apurimac region in Peru, is attributed to a princess or "ñusta" of Inca epoch called Amanqay. In essence, the word Abancay comes from a corruption of the Quechua "Hamanqay o Amancaes" (Hemenocallis longipetala).[2]

Amancay may refer to several plants:

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  1. ^ Vega, Garcilaso de la (1829). Comentarios reales que tratan del origen de los Incas, reyes que fueron del Perú, de su idolatría, leyes y gobierno (in Spanish). p. 591.
  2. ^ Aedo, Gladys Lagos (1999). Historia y arqueología de Abancay (in Spanish). G. Lagos Aedo. p. 19. De la misma manera esta denominación se le atribuye a una princesa de la época Inca llamada Amanqay. En si, el vocablo Abancay proviene del quechua "Hamanqay o Amancaes" (Hemenocallis longipetala), planta endémica que generalmente aparece con (9) Garcilaso De La Vega. "Comentarlos Reales de los Incas" 1960. Ira. parte.