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flag or banner decorated with heron feathers (see Mikulska)


something very white (see Molina); heron feathers were very white, lending the word for heron (aztatl) to the color in this case (SW)

a kingdom of Tula (Tollan) that pertained to the Toltecs (central Mexico, sixteenth century)
Literaturas de Anahuac y del Incario / Literatures of Anahuac and the Inca, ed. Miguel León-Portilla (Mexico City: Siglo Veintiuno Editories, 2006), 192.

Orthographic Variants: 

a small heron (see Molina)

a heron or an egret (both are white birds); also, a heron-feather headdress (see Molina and attestations)

a type of plumage found on garments (see Alvarado Tezozomoc); also a person's name (attested male)

wormwood or absinthe (plants) (see Molina)

Orthographic Variants: 
axtaxelli, axtaxexelli

double heron feather headdress
Justyna Olko, Turquoise Diadems and Staffs of Office: Elite Costume and Insignia of Power in Aztec and Early Colonial Mexico (Warsaw: Polish Society for Latin American Studies and Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition, University of Warsaw, 2005), 139.

Orthographic Variants: 

a special red and white headdress with quetzal feathers reserved for the tlahtoani (see attestatons)

for some place to swell up; or, a tree with herons (see Molina)

Orthographic Variants: 

the people from Aztlan; singular = Aztecatl (see attestations)


a bird's wing (see Molina)

a small wing of a bird (see Molina)

a place name; an island and legendary point of origin of the peoples who migrated and eventually settled Mexico City; home of the Azteca (people from Aztlan)

sugar (attestations to come)

Orthographic Variants: 
açul, açol, asul

blue (see attestations)

the color blue.