acatl

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Acatl, “reed”.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Texcoco and Tlaxcala): akatl

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl acatl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acatl (inanimate)

  1. (Amecameca, Cholula and Milpa Alta): reed, cane

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Mancilla Sepúlveda, Héctor (2002); Lecciones de Náhuatl, (Amecameca variant), Editorial Hirata; Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Aguilar Carrera, Sergio (2012); Método práctico de lengua náhuatl del Altiplano Mexicano; Amecameca variant, Dirección de Casa de Cultura de Tecámac, State of Mexico, Mexico. ISBN 03-2012-030812540200-01.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign ācatl (reed), from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *aakatl, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *paka-ta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ācatl (inanimate)

  1. reed
  2. The thirteenth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli.
    • 16C, Codex Magliabechiano, f. 12v.
      yei acatl quiere / dezir tres cañas.
      yei acatl. which means “three reeds”.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Huasteca Nahuatl: akatl
  • Central Nahuatl: acatl

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed. edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 284