Michael Mccafferty mmccaffe at INDIANA.EDU
Thu Jul 22 13:08:51 UTC 2004

"Quetzal" is from quetzalli '(it is) stood upright'. That's the long and
short of the *etymology*.

On Wed, 21 Jul 2004, Roland Trevino wrote:

> Re: Nahuatl Fiction / ficción NahuatlI am curious about the alternate meanings for Quetzalcoatl.
> 1) plumed serpent
> 2) blue-green bird serpent
> are there others?
> What about Precious Serpent -- is precious ever an alternate meaning for Quetzal?
> ~Roland

"...and cicadas sing
a rare and different tune..."

R. Hunter

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