Classical Nahuatl edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From *xōchin (full of or adorned with flowers) +‎ cuahuitl (tree).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ʃoː.t͡ʃiŋˈkʷá.wit͡ɬ]

Noun edit

xōchincuahuitl (inanimate, plural xōchincuahuitl)

  1. (it is) a blossoming tree or shrub; a tree ripe with flowers
    • 1558-1585, Bernardino de Sahagún, Primeros memoriales, f. 279v.
      Ma ya auiallo xochinquauitl itlani / nepapan quecholli ma ya in quecholli
      May the many-colored birds rejoice under the blossoming trees.

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References edit

  • Rafael Tena (2012) La religión mexica, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, page 138