epatl

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Central Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

epatl

  1. skunk.

References[edit]

  • Vocabulario básico náhuatl-español (2004); Secretaría de Educación Pública, Gobierno del Estado de Hidalgo; Mexico; pp.22.

Central Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

epatl

  1. skunk.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Highland Puebla Nahuatl epat, Morelos Nahuatl yepatl, Northern Puebla Nahuatl yepatl, Tetelcingo Nahuatl yepatl, Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl ipatl.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

epatl

  1. Skunk.
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, book 1, chapter 1, paragraph 5
      In nanaoati: çã cõpetztoloa, in jiel epatl, qujl ic pati, in nanaoatl.
      (Those who have pustules merely swallow skunk spray; it is said that with it the pustules heal.)

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Huasteca Nahuatl: epatl
  • Highland Puebla Nahuatl: epat
  • Guerrero Nahuatl: epatl, yepatl
  • Morelos Nahuatl: yepatl
  • Northern Puebla Nahuatl: yepatl
  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: yepatl
  • Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl: ipatl

References[edit]

  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 78
  • Sahagún, Bernardino de (1963) Florentine Codex: Book 11 - Earthly Things, tr. by Charles E. Dibble & Arthur J. O. Anderson, Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, pages 13–14

Temascaltepec Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

epatl

  1. skunk.