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The day sign xochitl, in the Codex Magliabechiano.
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Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /ʃoːtʃitɬ/
  • IPA(key): /ʃoːtʃiʔ/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)
  • IPA(key): /ʃutʃɪtɬ/ (Tetelcingo)


Acc. to Andrews (2003), derived from xōtla "to catch fire; to bloom, blossom".



  1. Flower.
  2. A day sign.

Derived terms[edit]


  • 2003, Andrews, J. Richard, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, edition rev. ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page p. 265:
  • 1962, Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer, Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page pp. 45, 248:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 329:
  • 2001, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 241:
  • 2002, Wolgemuth, Carl et al., Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, page p. 203, 235: