from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. buzzard, turkey vulture
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The urubu, or American black vulture.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the smaller American vultures or Cathartidæ, as the turkey-buzzard or carrion-crow; a gallinazo; a urubu. See aura, and cuts under Cathartes and urubu.
To see if a Spanish-English dictionary is as comprehensive as I want, I check to see if the word zopilote is listed.
The invisible God has done it to us, darkened some faces and whitened others, and grouped us in groups, even as the zopilote is a bird, and the parrot of the hot lands is
Chiquito tocayo/a malacate petate chocolate cacao tomate coyote jaguar anana zopilote
Guajolote tecolote zopilote zenzontle/Here in Zacatecas, YES.
I know the meaning of guajolote, tecolote zopilote and Ill stop with zenzontle.
But the angel of the zopilotes must be a zopilote, and the angel of the parrots a parrot.
Not that he had any home, any more than a zopilote had a home.
The Nahuatl name _cozcaquauhtli_ is the "royal zopilote" (_Sarcoramphus papa_ of ornithologists).
Day Symbols of the Maya Year Sixteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1894-1895, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1897, pages 199-266.
Simultaneous with his last words comes the crack, quickly followed by the descent of a zopilote among the sages.
But they saw no living thing, except only the wild inhabitants of the woods, and flocks of the zopilote, the voracious vulture of the country, which, in anticipation of a bloody banquet, hung like a troop of evil spirits on the march of the army.