turquoise diadem

David Wright dcwright at prodigy.net.mx
Wed May 21 15:18:06 UTC 2008

Huitzoa. Thanks, that's great. I knew somebody would come up with something


I just went through the "xiu..." section of Molina's 1571
mexicano-castellano vocabulary (several times) and the "corona" parts of the
1555 and 1571 castellano-mexicano vocabularies without finding xiuhuitzolli.
Can you point me in the right direction? His Arte perhaps?



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En nombre de wswilcox
Enviado el: martes, 20 de mayo de 2008 16:53
Para: nahuatl at lists.famsi.org
Asunto: [Nahuat-l] turquoise diadem


Molina has xiuhuitzolli, crown with precious stones.

This has to be xiuh-uitzolli, since he always uses simple u/v for w- (and
-uh for -w)

A verb huitzoa is attested in yacauitzoa - to sharpen a point. 

This would give huitzo:lli  for something pointed, presumably also something
with points, i.e. a crown 

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