Acamapich (MH630v)

Acamapich (MH630v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Acamapich is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of a fist (mapichtli) full of reeds (acatl). This is a left hand. The reeds are vertical and segmented, something like bamboo or a cane-like plant that is called carrizo in Spanish.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Acamapichtli was the name of a ruler of Tenochtitlan and a ruler of Coyoacan, so it was a famous and illustrious name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Acamapich

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

ruler's names, Tenochtitlan, reeds, cañas, carrizos, plants, arrows, darts, flechas, dardas, nombres de hombres, nombres de gobernantes

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Acamapich(tli), a personal name, a "Handful of Reed Arrows," is a name associated with the first ruler of Tenochtitlan,
aca(tl), reed(s) or arrow(s),
ma(itl), hand or arm,
mapich(tli), fist,
ma, take or capture,
mi(tl), arrow, dart,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Agarra Flechas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 630v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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