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Thu Jul 22 15:36:28 UTC 2004
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Nahua language and culture discussion <NAHUAT-L at lists.umn.edu> writes:
>I've heard it said so. To complicate matters, iirc, coatl may also mean "twin."
Is your reference here based on the term "cuate" or "mecuate"? The mecuate derives from that term used to make reference to the "twin" that emerges as the offspring of the agave, metl or teometl, which reproduces itself as a twin via its offspring.
I've been at home and am not actually sure the source (or even accuracy of my memory about it). It likely was a nonlinguistic source such as "Rain of Darts" and may, therefore, be inaccurate. I'm going up to the office today and will see if I can find it.
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