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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From cuahuitl (tree) +‎ -tlah.



cuauhtlah (locative)

  1. (in) a forest, grove or other wooded area.
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca vn vocabulario en la lengua castellana y mexicana, f. 22v.
      Arboleda.  quauhtla.
      A grove.  quauhtla.
    • Idem, f. 35v.
      Boſque de arboles.  quauhtla.quaquauhtla.
      A forest of trees.  quauhtla.quaquauhtla.
    • 1571: Idem, Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, f. 87r. col. 1.
      Quauhtla. montaña, arboleda o boſque.
      Quauhtla. a mountain, grove or forest.
    • c1600: Anonymous, Anónimo mexicano, f. 1v.
      auh yn zan onenque cuauh tla tepetla ocacic macuilpohualli Yhuă nahui xiuh tíca,
      and they just wandered in the forests and the mountains for one hundred and four years.
    • Idem, f. 11r.
      mochíhícxitlanhuíc manticatca, oncan yecate paca yotica. necehuiliztíca atlan, cuauhtla, tepetlan, o-yaia tlamati[…]
      When it was all completed, they were happily resting together there near water and an abundance of trees, among the mountains.