Acuauh (MH661r)

Acuauh (MH661r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Acuauh (“Hawk”) is attested here as a man’s name. It features the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile looking toward the viewer’s right. Its beak is open, and the feathers on its head are spiky. Below the eagle is a bird’s eye view of some swirling water with two short streams falling below the swirl. Each short stream has a line of current (movement) and a droplet (concentric circles) at its tip.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This compound seems to be fully phonographic, given that it stands for the noun acuauhtli, which is not literally a water-eagle, but rather a type of hawk.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

diego. acuauh.

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Acuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

halcones, agua, águilas, pájaros, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Halcón Grulla

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661r, 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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