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nahual

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "nagual" or "nawal."
nahual(
nah
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wahl
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (mythology)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. guardian spirit
Yelitza siempre se sintió guiada y protegida por su nahual.Yelitza has always felt guided and protected by her guardian spirit.
b. animal totem
Ikal es ágil y sagaz como su nahual, el ocelote.Ikal is agile and astute like his animal totem, the ocelot.
c. spirit animal
Visita nuestra página web para encontrar tu nahual y dejar que te guie en la vida.Visit our website to find your spirit animal and let it guide you through life.
2. (wizard)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. sorcerer
La cara del nahual se fue transformando poco a poco hasta convertirse en la de un águila.The sorcerer's face changed slowly until it turned into the face of an eagle.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(thief)
a. cat burglar
Un nahual entró a la casa en la noche y se robó todas mis joyas.A cat burglar broke into the house at night and stole all my jewelry.
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nahual
(Centroamérica) (México) (Mitología) spirit; phantom; (doble) double; (ladrón) cat burglar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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