marcelo chelodona at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 7 06:18:35 UTC 2004

yes, they did. cortes letters, as a first refernce.... mens at arms, men
with flowers...
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De: Nahua language and culture discussion
Fecha: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 03:03:18
Asunto: Re: suchioa
--- Frances Karttunen <karttu at NANTUCKET.NET> wrote:
> This begins to make sense. A:huiyanimeh, 'courtesans, women of
> pleasure' ... and holding flowers. So we are not likely
> looking at the verb meaning to blossom, but rather to the possessor
> construction:
> xo:chi-yo:-huah 'one who possesses a bunch of flowers'

Or, did Aztec courtesans habitually carry flowers? 
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