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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /tɬaʔtɬako(w)aːni/


tlahtlacoā "to do wrong; to sin" + -ni (habitual suffix)


tlahtlacoāni (plural tlahtlacoānimeh)

  1. One who makes mistakes.
  2. (Christianity) A sinner.


  • 2001, Carochi, Horacio, Grammar of the Mexican Language, with an Explanation of its Adverbs (1645), translated and edited with commentary by James Lockhart, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, page p. 64:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 263:
  • 201, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, page p. 238: