tochtli

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Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The glyph of the day sign tōchtli “rabbit”, from the Codex Magliabechiano.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Andrews suggests a connection with totōca (to run fast).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈtoːt͡ʃ.t͡ɬi]

Noun[edit]

tōchtli (animate, plural tōtōchtin)

  1. rabbit
  2. The eighth day sign of the Aztec tōnalpōhualli, represented conceptually by this animal.
    • 16C: Codex Magliabechiano, f. 12r.
      matla tli uçe toch / tli q quire dezir / onze conejos.
      matla tli uçe tochtli. which means “eleven rabbits”.

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References[edit]

  • Alonso de Molina (1571) Vocabulario en lengua castellana y mexicana y mexicana y castellana, Editorial Porrúa
  • Rémi Siméon (1885) Diccionario de la lengua náhuatl o mexicana, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 710
  • Laurette Séjourné (1981) El pensamiento náhuatl cifrado por los calendarios, Siglo Veintiuno Editores, page 23
  • Anónimo Mexicano, ed. and trans. by Richley H. Crapo, Bonnie Glass-Coffin, Logan: Utah State University Press, 2005, page 29