Huitzilopochtli

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English[edit]

Huitzilopochtli as depicted in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis.
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Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl Huītzilōpōchtli.

Proper noun[edit]

Huitzilopochtli

  1. The most important god of the Mexica.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From huītzilin (hummingbird) +‎ ōpōchtli (left, left-hand side), literally (“hummingbird's left”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wiːt͡silˈoːpoːt͡ʃt͡ɬi/

Proper noun[edit]

Huītzilōpōchtli

  1. Huitzilopochtli
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, first book
      Vitzilubuchtli: çan maceoalli, çan tlacatl catca: naoalli, tetzaujtl, atlacacemelle, teixcuepaj: quijiocoianj in iaoiutl, iaotecanj, iaotlatoanj:
    • 17C: Crónica Mexicayotl
      auh yntlapial catca quitlatlauhtiaya quiteomatia yn aquin quitocayotiaya tetzahuitl huitzilopochtli.