miztli

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Miztli, “puma”.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl miztli

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

miztli

  1. (Amecameca, Milpa Alta and Texcoco) Puma, cougar, mountain lion (Puma concolor).
  2. (Cholula): Cat

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Medina, Genaro (1999); online Curso de Náhuatl, Universidad de las Américas; San Pedro Cholula, Puebla, Mexico.
  • 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]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *musa (wildcat) (compare Hopi moosa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

miztli (plural mimiztin)

  1. Puma/cougar/mountain lion (Puma concolor).

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Central Huasteca Nahuatl: mistli
  • Central Nahuatl: miztli
  • Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl: mistli
  • Morelos Nahuatl: mistle
  • Northern Puebla Nahuatl: mistli
  • Temascaltepec Nahuatl: mistli

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed. edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 237
  • Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997) Codex Chimalpahin, ed. and trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages 70–71
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, pages 149–150

Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Noun[edit]

miztli

  1. Obsolete spelling of mistli

References[edit]

  • Sullivan, John; Olko, Justyna (2016); Tlahtolxitlauhcayotl, Chicontepec, Veracruz, Editorial Artes Liberales, Revitalizing Endangered Languages, IDIEZ, University of Warsow, Poland.