Acolhua (MH745v)

Acolhua (MH745v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, Acolhua (someone from Acolhuacan), shows a body of water (atl) with three descending streams, each one with a line of current and a droplet at its lower tip. Connecting to this water is a bending arm, which represents acolli (shoulder) providing the phonetic value for the ethnicity.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

agua, hombre, etnicidades, pueblos, afiliación, nombres de hombres

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

Acolhua, a person from Acolhuacan, an inhabitant of the Tetzcoco region,
a(tl), water,
acol(li), shoulder,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(una persona de Acolhuacan)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745v, 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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