acatl

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan [Term?], from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *paka.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acatl (inanimate)

  1. Reed.
  2. cane

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign ācatl “reed”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan [Term?], from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *paka.

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”.

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References[edit]

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