Tlein ticmati?

Michael Mccafferty mmccaffe at INDIANA.EDU
Fri Nov 21 13:34:32 UTC 2003

In the Florentine Codex, Book line 91, where there is a recounting of the
exchange of gifts that occurred at the first meeting of the Aztecs and the
Spanish, we find:

"quinhualcuepcayotilique," which D. and A. translated "[the Spaniards]
gave them gifts in return".


Can someone explain what is going on here? Why the benefactive?
Couldn't one have simply said *quinhualcuepcayotique?


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