iztac teocuitlatl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]


From iztāc (something white) +‎ teōcuitlatl (gold, silver).


  • IPA(key): [is.taːk.te.oːˈkʷí.t͡ɬat͡ɬ]


iztāc teōcuitlatl (inanimate)

  1. silver
    • c. 1600, Anónimo Mexicano, f. 1r.
      ynînque yn achto oquihualhuîcaque tlaollí Ychcatl Yhuá mochí ynoccequí achotl, mahuíztíc chalchiuhte me, coztic teocuytlatl, Yztac teocuitlatl
      Thus as they first came here, they carried dried maize kernels, cotton, and all other seeds, marvelous turquoise stones, yellow gold, and silver.

Related terms[edit]


  • Anónimo Mexicano, ed. by Richley H. Crapo, Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Logan: Utah State University Press, 2005, page 7