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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph for the day sign cuāuhtli “eagle”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Alternative forms[edit]



cuāuhtli (animate, plural cuācuāuhtin)

  1. eagle
  2. The fifteenth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, represented conceptually by this animal.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 13r.
      macuil coautlj / q quiere dezir / çinco aguilas.
      macuil coautlj. which means “five eagles”.

Derived terms[edit]


  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Mexico: Editorial Porrúa, pages 87v
  • Rémi Siméon (1885) Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Mexico: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 415
  • Horacio Carochi (2001) Grammar of the Mexican Lnaguage, with an Explanation of its Adverbs (1645), Stanford: Stanford University Press, pages 470-71
  • Anónimo Mexicano, Logan: Utah State University Press, 2005, pages 19-20