-tehua.

Headword: 
-tehua.
Principal English Translation: 

to rise or go away doing something; to arise and do something; something done just before leaving; something done upon dying, as in giving something to heirs (see attestations)

Orthographic Variants: 
teoa
Lockhart’s Nahuatl as Written: 

auxiliary verb. to do something, specified by the main verb on departing, dying. -t(i)- ligature, ēhua (2).
James Lockhart, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts (Stanford: Stanford University Press and UCLA Latin American Studies, 2001), 233.

Attestations from sources in English: 

For example, to give something upon dying, or leave something to someone. (Found in testaments.)

ҫan ceppa titlananqujliteoaz, timoquetzteoaz = The very first time, thou art to arise responding, to arise quickly (central Mexico, sixteenth century)
Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún, Florentine Codex: General History of the Things of New Spain; Book 6 -- Rhetoric and Moral Philosophy, No. 14, Part 7, eds. and transl. Arthur J. O. Anderson and Charles E. Dibble (Santa Fe and Salt Lake City: School of American Research and the University of Utah, 1961), 123.

Attestations from sources in Spanish: 

cuemitl nechmomaquiliteuac yn ciuapili = tierras que me dejó la principala, que era doña Juana Acolguaca[ci]huatzin
Vidas y bienes olvidados: Testamentos indígenas novohispanos, vol. 1, Testamentos en castellano del siglo XVI y en náhuatl y castellano de Ocotelulco de los siglos XVI y XVII, eds. Teresa Rojas Rabiela, Elsa Leticia Rea López, y Constantino Medina Lima (Mexico: CIESAS, 1999), 218–219.

ypanpa nonantzin nechmacatevac = porque mi madre me dejo dado tierras (Tlaxcala, 1568)
Catálogo de documentos escritos en náhuatl, siglo XVI, vol. I (Tlaxcala: Gobierno del Estado de Tlaxcala y el Archivo Histórico del Estado de Tlaxcala, 2013), 110.

Ce tonaltica ocalactehuac cente tlacatl cuacuahue = Cierto día entró (a la casa) un hombre toro (s. XX, Milpa Alta)
Los cuentos en náhuatl de Doña Luz Jiménez, recop. Fernando Horcasitas y Sarah O. de Ford (México: UNAM, 1979), 36–37.

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