Quetzalcoatl

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See also: Quetzalcóatl

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Classical Nahuatl Quetzalcōātl (literally quetzal-feather snake).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɛt.səl.kəʊˈæt.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɛtˌsɑl.koʊˈɑːt.əl/; enPR: kĕt-säl′kō-ät′l

Proper noun[edit]

Quetzalcoatl

  1. The Aztec name for the Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations.

Translations[edit]


Central Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

Quetzalcoatl

  1. Quetzalcoatl, deity.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quetzalli (a quetzal tail feather) +‎ cōātl (a snake).

Quetzalcoatl (queçalcoatle) as depicted in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, with the attributes of the god Ehēcatl (wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [két͡saɬˈkóː(w)aːt͡ɬ]
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Proper noun[edit]

Quetzalcōātl anim

  1. (he is) the god Quetzalcoatl.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Translingual: Quetzalcoatlus
  • English: Quetzalcoatl
  • Spanish: Quetzalcóatl