tough one

Michael McCafferty mmccaffe at
Sat Sep 27 21:15:50 UTC 2014


I believe it means something like 'on the other side', or even 'on the 
other hand'. When one is contrasting items, it is sometimes paired with 
cecapal 'on one side'.


Quoting Ben Leeming <bleeming at>:

> Listeros/as, here's one I can't crack: "centlacnepal" or perhaps "cen
> tlacnepal." It's from a late 16th-early 17th cent. religious text I've been
> working on. The paleography is very bad, but I'm pretty certain I've got
> the spelling right.  Not sure on the spacing, though.  There are two
> instances, here with more context:
> Ca ├ža[n] centlacnepal ocallacqui Ocnocentlacnepal oq[ui]zq[ui]
> This text does have frequent variations in spelling and other orthographic
> oddities, so perhaps this is what's happening here.
> Any ideas?
> Ben
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