necoc yaotl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From necoc (on both sides) +‎ yāōtl (enemy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnekok ˈjaː.oːt͡ɬ/

Proper noun[edit]

necoc yāōtl

  1. "The enemy on both sides"; an epithet of Tezcatlipoca.
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, Book 1
      tetzalã, tenepantla motecaia: ipampa y, mjtoaia necoc iautl
      (He brought discord among people, wherefore he was called "the enemy on both sides.")

References[edit]

  • 1981, Sahagún, Bernardino de, Florentine Codex, Book 1 - The Gods, trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, page p. 5: