tlacatecolotl

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tlācatl ‎(person) +‎ tecolōtl ‎(owl).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɬaːteˈcoloːtɬ/

Noun[edit]

tlācatecolōtl (aboslutive plural tlātlācatecoloh)

  1. demon
    • 1555: Alonso de Molina, Aqui comienca vn vocabulario en la lengua Castellana y Mexicana
      Demonio. tlacatecolotl. tzitzimitl. colelectli
    • 1645: Horacio Carochi, Arte de la lengua mexicana con la declaración de todos sus adverbios, ed. by James Lockhart (2001)
      cencà tēmàmauhtìquè in tlātlacatecolô; son los Demonios muy espantosos.

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References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition, University of Oklahoma Press, p. 257.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, University of Texas Press, p. 252.
  • Lockhart, James. (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford University Press, p. 235.