tepoztzotzopaztli

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Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tepoztli (metal) +‎ tzotzopaztli (weaver's reed)

Noun[edit]

tepoztzotzopaztli

  1. (obsolete, rare) Sword.
    • 1640–41: Bartolomé de Alva (trans.), The Animal Prophet and the Fortunate Patricide, f. 32.
      Ca yehuatl in yn notepoztzotzopatz [sic] notepozmācquauh yn ye ypal monemītia yc onicmomāquīxtillì
      (This is my metal weaver's reed "my sword" by whose grace he lives and with which I saved him.)

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References[edit]

  • 2008, Barry D. Sell; Louise M. Burkhart; Elizabeth R. Wright (eds. and trans.), Nahuatl Theater, Volume 3: Spanish Golden Age Drama in Mexican Translation, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page pp. 227, 229: