Eagles and jaguars

Michael Mccafferty mmccaffe at INDIANA.EDU
Wed Nov 26 21:56:44 UTC 2003

As you recall, we were discussing eagle and jaguar warriors this past
week. Joe provided abundant attestions of the former but could find none
for the latter. But one turned up today in the Florentine, book 12:

Cortez is talking to the Aztecs who have come to greet him at the shore of
the ocean (How Cortez speaks Nahuatl is anybody's guess ;-), and uses the
vocative to address his interlocutors:

"quimilhui tla xihualhuian moceloquichtle, tla xihualhuian..."

ocelotl + oquichtli = oceloquichtli


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