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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


tlācatl "person" + mazātl "deer; wild beast; horse"


  • IPA(key): /tɬaːkamasaːtɬ/



  1. A rabid person.
  2. A centaur (in descriptions of the sign of Sagittarius).
    • 17C: Chimalpahin, British and Foreign Bible Society MS 374, vol. 3, fol. 64r.
      de sagitario. ypan quicuepa centauro tlacamaçatl
    • 17C: Fonds Mexicain 381
      De nobiebre. Sangitarius tlacamaçatl


  • Chimalpahin Cuauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997) Codex Chimalpahin: society and politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Texcoco, Culhuacan, and other Nahua altepetl in central Mexico: the Nahuatl and Spanish annals and accounts collected and recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, edited and translated by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages vol. 2, pp. 128–129
  • Gates, William (ed.) (1935) A Planetary Calendar en Lengua Náhuatl del año 1639, Baltimore: The Maya Society
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 252