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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]



From māhuiztli ‎(fear) +‎ -yōtl.



  1. Honor.
    • 16C: Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex, Book 1
      Auh in quenman, qujtemacaia, in necujltonolli: intlatqujtl, in oqujchiotl, in tiacauhiutl, in tecuiotl, in tlatocaiutl, in pillotl, in mauizçotl.
      (But sometimes he bestowed riches — wealth, heroism, valor, position of dignity, rulership, nobility, honor.)
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaración de los adverbios della
      f. 7r: De mahuiçōtl la honra sale mahuiçô, persona que tiene honra
      (From mahuiçōtl, honor, comes mahuiçô, person who has honor)
      f. 54v: de mahuizçotl, honra, sale mahuizçô, persona de honra.
      (from mahuizçotl, honor, comes mahuizçô, honored person.)


  • 2003, Andrews, J. Richard, Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, revised ed., Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page p. 233:
  • 2001, Carochi, Horacio, Grammar of the Mexican Language, with an Explanation of its Adverbs, trans. and ed. by James Lockhart, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page pp. 38–39, 210–211:
  • 1983, Karttunen, Frances, An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page p. 133:
  • 2001, Lockhart, James, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page p. 223:
  • 1981, Sahagún, Bernardino de, Florentine Codex, Book 1 - The Gods, trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, page p. 5: