ehecatl

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl ehecatl

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ehecatl (inanimate)

  1. (Amecameca) Wind.

References[edit]

  • Mancilla Sepúlveda, Héctor (2002); Lecciones de Náhuatl, (Amecameca variant), Editorial Hirata; Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Aguilar Carrera, Sergio (2012); Método práctico de lengua náhuatl del Altiplano Mexicano; Amecameca variant, Dirección de Casa de Cultura de Tecámac, State of Mexico, Mexico. ISBN 03-2012-030812540200-01.

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]

Noun[edit]

ehēcatl (inanimate)

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

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Huasteca Nahuatl: ajakatl
  • Central Nahuatl: ehcatl
  • Temascaltepec Nahuatl: ejekatl

References[edit]

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