tlacatl

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Central Nahuatl[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Classical Nahuatl tlacatl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tlacatl (inanimate)

  1. man
  2. human

References[edit]

  • Medina, Genaro. (1999) Curso de Nahuatl, University of Americas, Cholula, Puebla.

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *tlaakatl, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *taka-ta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tlācatl anim (plural tlācah)

  1. (he or she is) a person, a human being
  2. (her or she is) a slave (when possessed, cf. notlācauh (he is my slave)).

Usage notes[edit]

The root of tlacatl serves as the suppletive root for the possessed forms of tlacohtli (slave).

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, pages 256–257
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 253
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written, Stanford: Stanford University Press, pages 235–236

Eastern Huasteca Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *tlaakatl, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *taka-ta. Cognate to Classical Nahuatl tlācatl

Noun[edit]

tlacatl (plural tlacameh)

  1. man.

Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nahuan *tlaakatl, from Proto-Uto-Aztecan *taka-ta.

Noun[edit]

tlacatl

  1. man

References[edit]

  • Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C. (2006) Pequeño diccionario ilustrado: Náhuatl de los municipios de Zacatlán, Tepetzintla y Ahuacatlán[1], segunda edición edition, Tlalpan, D.F. México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 23