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See also: Xóchitl and xōchitl

Central Nahuatl[edit]



xochitl (inanimate)

  1. flower

Classical Nahuatl[edit]

The day sign xochitl, in the Codex Magliabechiano.

Alternative forms[edit]


According to Andrews (2003), derived from xōtla (to catch fire; to bloom, blossom). Cognate with Tetelcingo Nahuatl xuchi̱tl.


  • IPA(key): /ʃoːtʃitɬ/
  • IPA(key): /ʃoːtʃiʔ/ (Mecayapan and Tatahuicapan)



  1. flower
  2. a day sign

Derived terms[edit]


  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed. edition, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, page 265
  • Brewer, Forrest; Jean G. Brewer (1962) Vocabulario mexicano de Telecingo, Morelos: castellano-mexicano, mexicano-castellano, México: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 45, 248
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl, Austin: University of Texas Press, page 329
  • Lockhart, James (2001) Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford: Stanford University Press, page 241
  • Wolgemuth, Carl et al. (2002) Diccionario náhuatl de los municipios de Mecayapan y Tatahuicapan de Juárez, Veracruz[1], 2nd electronic ed., Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, pages 203, 235