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Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| Preface

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ANCIENT NAHUATL POETRY, CONTAINING THE NAHUATL TEXT OF XXVII ANCIENT MEXICAN POEMS. BRITON’S LIBRARY OF ABORIGINAL AMERICAN LITERATURE, NUMBER VII. WITH A TRANSLATION, INTRODUCTION, NOTES AND VOCABULARY. BY DANIEL G. BRINTON 1890 It is with some hesitation that I offer this volume to the scientific public. The text of the ancient songs which it contains […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| Introduction

Category: Ancient Nahuatl Poetry

§ 1. THE NATIONAL LOVE OF POETRY. The passionate love with which the Nahuas cultivated song, music and the dance is a subject of frequent comment by the historians of Mexico. These arts are invariably mentioned as prominent features of the aboriginal civilization; no public ceremony was complete without them; they were indispensable in the […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| SONG AT THE BEGINNING

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I. CUICAPEUHCAYOTL. I. SONG AT THE BEGINNING. 1. Ninoyolnonotza, campa nicuiz yectli, ahuiaca xochitl:—Ac nitlatlaniz? Manozo yehuatl nictlatlani in quetzal huitzitziltin, in chalchiuh huitzitzicatzin; manozo ye nictlatlani in zaquan papalotl; ca yehuantin in machiz, ommati, campa cueponi in yectli ahuiac xochitl, tla nitlahuihuiltequi in nican acxoyatzinitzcanquauhtla, manoze nitlahuihuiltequi in tlauhquecholxochiquauhtla; oncan huihuitolihui ahuach tonameyotoc in […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| A SPRING SONG, AN OTOMI SONG, A PLAIN SONG

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II. XOPANCUICATL, OTONCUICATL, TLAMELAUHCAYOTL. II. A SPRING SONG, AN OTOMI SONG, A PLAIN SONG. 1. Onihualcalac nicuicani nepapan xochitlalpan, huel teellelquixtican, tetlamachtican, oncan ahuach tonameyoquiauhtimani, oncan cuicuica in nepapan tlazototome, on cuicatlaza in coyoltototl cahuantimani inin tozquitzin in quellelquixtia in tloque in nahuaque yehuan Dios, ohuaya, ohuaya. 1. I, the singer, have entered many flower […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| ANOTHER PLAIN SONG, TO THE SAME TUNE

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III. OCCE AL MISMO TONO TLAMELAUHCAYOTL. III. ANOTHER PLAIN SONG, TO THE SAME TUNE. 1. Xochicalco nihualcalaquia in nicuicani, oncan icac in chalchiuhuehuetl, oncan chialon ipalnemohuani in teteuctin xochitl tzetzeliuhtimani, tolquatectitla, xoyacaltitlan, onahuiaxtimani in xochicopal tlenamactli huel teyolquima, cahuia ca ihuintia in toyollo ixpan in tloque in nahuaque. 1. I, the singer, entered into the […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| AN OTOMI SONG OF THE MEXICANS

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IV. MEXICA OTONCUICATL. IV. AN OTOMI SONG OF THE MEXICANS. 1. Nicchalchiuhtonameyopetlahuaya, nictzinitzcanihuicaloaya, niquilnamiquia nelhuayocuicatla, nic zacuanhuipanaya yectli yancuicatl nicuicani, nicchalchiuhtlazonenelo ic nichualnextia in xochicueponallotl ic nicellelquixtia in tloque in nahuaque. 1. I, the singer, polished my noble new song like a shining emerald, I arranged it like the voice of the tzinitzcan bird, I […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| ANOTHER PLAIN SONG OF THE MEXICANS

Category: Ancient Nahuatl Poetry

V. OTRO MEXICA TLAMELAUHCACUICAYOTL. V. ANOTHER PLAIN SONG OF THE MEXICANS. 1. Zanio in xochitl tonequimilol, zanio in cuicatl ic huehuetzi in tellel in Dios ye mochan. 1. I alone will clothe thee with flowers, mine alone is the song which casts down our grief before God in thy house. 2. In mach noca ompolihuiz […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| ANOTHER CHALCO-SONG, A POEM OF TETLEPAN QUETZANITZIN

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VI. OTRO CHALCAYOTL, CANTO DE TETLEPAN QUETZANITZIN. VI. ANOTHER CHALCO-SONG, A POEM OF TETLEPAN QUETZANITZIN. 1. Aua nocnihue ninentlamatia zan ninochoquilia in monahuac aya yehuan Dios, quexquich onmitzicnotlamachtia momacehual cemamanahuac ontonitlanililo in ic tontlahuica tontecemilhuitiltia in tlalticpac. 1. Alas, my friend, I was afflicted, I cried aloud on thy account to God. How much compassion […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| ANOTHER

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VII. OTRO. VII. ANOTHER. 1. Tleinmach oamaxque on in antocnihuan in an Chiapaneca Otomi, omachamelelacic: in ic oamihuintiqueo octicatl in oanquique ic oamihuintique, xicualcuican, in amo ma in anhuehuetztoqueo, ximozcalicano in antocnihuan nipatiazque in tochano, xopantlalpan ye nican, ma quiza in amihuintiliz, on xitlachiacano ohuican ye anmaquia, O! 1. What have you done, O you […]



Ancient Nahuatl Poetry ||| COMPOSED BY A CERTAIN RULER IN MEMORY OF FORMER RULERS

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VIII. OTRO, QUEUH CE TLATOHUANI IN QUIMILNAMIQUI IN TLATOQUE. VIII. COMPOSED BY A CERTAIN RULER IN MEMORY OF FORMER RULERS. 1. Tlaocolxochi ixayoticaya ic nichuipana in nocuic nicuicani, niquimilnamiqui in tepilhuan, in teintoque, in tlaзotitoque in campa in ximohuaya, in oteuctico, in otlatocatico in tlallia icpac, in quetzalhuahuaciuhtoque in chalchiuhteintoque in tepilhuan, in maoc imixpan […]






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