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ketsɑlilɑkɑtsiwi

to weave in and out in the manner of quetzal plumage (See Karttunen)

ketsɑlli

the quetzal bird (a trogon with long green tail feathers); or, the feathers of the quetzal bird (see Karttunen and Molina)

quetzal feather arm band

Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Primeros Memoriales, ed. Thelma D. Sullivan (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), 206.

ketsɑlmɑːkpɑnitɬ

quetzal feather banner held in the hand

Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Primeros Memoriales, ed. Thelma D. Sullivan (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), 206.

a cactus plant with large leaves that looked like feathers

Patrizia Granziera, "Concept of the Garden in Pre-Hispanic Mexico," Garden History 29:2 (Winter 2001), 185–213.

a cactus plant with large leaves that looked like feathers

Patrizia Granziera, "Concept of the Garden in Pre-Hispanic Mexico," Garden History 29:2 (Winter 2001), 185–213.

a banner with quetzal feathers (see attestations)

a quetzal feather headdress (see attestations)

a flag or banner decorated with green or quetzal feathers (se Mikulska)

a quetzal feather crest device (see the Florentine Codex); also the name of a deity (see Alva's guide to confession)

Orthographic Variants: 
Quetzalpetla

a name, meaning Quetzal-feather-woven-mat, held by an indigenous woman of Huexotzinco, elder sister to Xayacamachan and a mother of two boys, Temayahui and Cihuateotl; the boys were accused of adultery and fled to Tlaxcala, where they were turned away and told to go to Tetzcoco, to seek out Nezahualcoyotl, who received them well

(central Mexico, early seventeenth century)
Codex Chimalpahin: Society and Politics in Mexico Tenochtitlan, Tlatelolco, Culhuacan, and Other Nahuatl Altepetl in Central Mexico; The Nahuatl and Spanish Annals and Accounts Collected and Recorded by don Domingo de San Antón Muñón Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin, eds. and transl. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Susan Schroeder (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997), vol. 2, 184–185.

the name of a cultural hero, a Tolteca Chichimeca who settled in Tollan with three other Tolteca Chichimecas and four Nonoalca Chichimecas, according to the Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca or Anales de Cuauhtinchan. (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. See also: Dana Leibsohn, Script and Glyph: Pre-Hispanic History, Colonial Bookmaking and the Historia Tolteca-Chichimeca (Washington D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 2009), 29.

a place name (see attestations)

Orthographic Variants: 
Queçaltecuhtl

a person's name (attested as male)

for a parent to have great love for the child (a metaphor) (see Molina)

ketsɑltew

in the manner of quetzal feathers, as something very precious (see Karttunen)

to shine with precious stones and gems and other precious items that one might be adorned with (see Molina)

the quetzal bird, prized for its long green feathers; this word can also stand for the feathers themselves; typically, the birds and the feathers were obtained through trade/tributes from peoples in Central America