Classical Nahuatl edit

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Etymology edit

According to Andrews (2003), ah- ("not") + tlatl ("strip of cloth"), i.e. "a non-sling".

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

ahtlatl (possessed īahtlauh)

  1. an atlatl, a spearthrower; a combined spearthrower and spear / dart

References edit

  • Andrews, J. Richard. (2003) Workbook for Introduction to Classical Nahuatl, Revised Edition University of Oklahoma Press, p. 207.
  • Karttunen, Frances. (1983) An Analytical Dictionary of Nahuatl University of Texas Press, p. 7.