acatl

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acatl (inanimate)

  1. Reed.
  2. cane

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign ācatl “reed”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Etymology[edit]

From ātl (water) +‎ -catl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ācatl (inanimate)

  1. reed
  2. The thirteenth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 12v.
      yei acatl quiere / dezir tres cañas.
      yei acatl. which means “three reeds”.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2003, Andrews, J. Richard, Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, edition rev. ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page p. 284:

Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • a̱ca (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • öcatl (Tetelcingo)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aːka/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • IPA(key): /ɔkatɬ/ (Tetelcingo)

Etymology[edit]

atl (water) +‎ -catl

Noun[edit]

acatl

  1. reed

References[edit]

  • 1962, Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer, Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 21, 170:
  • 2002, Wolgemuth, Carl et al., Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page p. 3, 222: