ehecatl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A frequentative reduplication of ehcatl ‎(wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [eʔˈeː.kat͡ɬ]

Noun[edit]

ehēcatl ‎(inanimate)

  1. air
  2. wind
  3. The second day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 11v.
      Macuili ecatl / ques çinco vien / tos.
      Macuili ecatl. [sic] which means “five winds”.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa, pages 7r, 28r, 117v
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page 217
  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed. edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 254

Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ehekaʔ/ (Mecayapan and Tatahucapan)
  • IPA(key): /jehjekatɬ/ (Tetelcingo)

Noun[edit]

ehecatl

  1. air, wind

References[edit]

  • Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 5, 43, 103, 249
  • Wolgemuth, Carl et al. (2002) Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 42, 213, 268