This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Acachinan (“Reed Chinampa,” attested here as a man’s name) shows four vertical, segmented reeds [aca(tl)] joined at their base with a horizontal line. This line at the bottom offers a suggestion of soil, the agricultural plot [chinam(itl)] where the reeds grow. Unlike some representations of acatl, these plants are not showing leaves.
reeds, cañas, sementeras, parcelas, agricultural, plantas, chinampas
acachinan(tli), reed enclosure, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/acachinantli
Acachinanco, place of a reed hedge, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/acachinanco
Sementera de Caña
Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 603v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=289st=image.
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