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Classical Nahuatl

The glyph for the day sign "snake" in the Codex Magliabechiano.
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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /koː(w)aːtɬ/

Karttunen (1983), Lockhart (2001) and Andrews (2003) all write cōātl, but Lockhart says "that the ō is long is dubious."

Noun

cōātl (plural cōcōah)

  1. Snake.
  2. Twin.
  3. A day sign.

Derived terms

References

  • Andrews, J. Richard (2003). Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, rev. ed., p. 213, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, Domingo Francisco de San Antón Muñón (1997). Codex Chimalpahin, ed. and trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder, pp. 70–71, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press.
  • Karttunen, Frances (1983). An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl'', p. 36, Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Lockhart, James (2001). Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahautl, with Copious Examples and Texts, p. 215, Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • Sahagún, Bernardino de (1981). Florentine Codex: Book 1 - The Gods, ed. and trans. by Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble, 2nd ed., rev., p. 30, Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

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