cuauhmiztli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cuahuitl "tree; wood" + miztli "puma"

Noun[edit]

cuauhmiztli (plural cuauhmiztin)

  1. Jaguarundi (Puma yaguarondi).
    • c1600: "Anónimo Mexicano", f. 11r.
      onca:ncamaía, tepe Zolime, totochtin, cuahtotolim, Mazame, oze lome, cuamíztin [superscript: quauhmiztin], tecuanímê
      (There were partridges, rabbits, fowl, deer, jaguars, mountain lions, and savage beasts)

References[edit]

  • 2005, Anónimo Mexicano, ed. and trans. by Richley H. Crapo, Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Logan: Utah State University Press, page pp. 29, 87: