capatli

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Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish capa.

Noun[edit]

capatli

  1. European cape.
    • 17C: Annals of Cuauhtitlan, 68:32–34
      auh yz catqui yn intetlapallohuaya xpianotin yehuatl yn yn quimacaco moteucçomatzin [...] ontetl capatli = çentetl tliltic = çentetl chichiltic
      (And here are the greeting gifts the Christians presented to Moteuczomatzin: [...] two capes, one black, one red)

References[edit]

  • Bierhorst, John (1992) Codex Chimalpopoca: The Text in Nahuatl with a Glossary and Grammatical Notes, Tucson & London: The University of Arizona Press, page 84
  • Bierhorst, John (1992) History and Mythology of the Aztecs: The Codex Chimalpopoca, Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, page 138