itzcuintli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign itzcuintli “dog”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [it͡sˈkʷin.t͡ɬi]

Noun[edit]

itzcuintli (animate, plural itzcuintin)

  1. dog
  2. The tenth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, corresponding to this animal.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 12v.
      ma tlac tli Vn ey / iz cuintlj. q quiere / dezir. treze perrillos.
      ma tlac tli Vn ey iz cuintlj. which means “thirteen small dogs”.

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References[edit]

  • 1571, Alonso de Molina, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, page 95r:
  • 1885, Rémi Siméon, Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 209:
  • 1981, Laurette Séjourné, El pensamiento náhuatl cifrado por los calendarios, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 25: