Acuicuil (MH628v)

Acuicuil (MH628v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Acuicuil (perhaps "Water Painting" or "Water of Many Colors") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a swirling water (atl) sign with seven small offshoots, four with droplets at their tips. The rest of the name (-cuicuil) seems to suggest a painting of many colors, but this remains to be substantiated.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See the Cuicuil glyphs below for a better suggestion of the possible meaning here.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Acuicuil

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

remolino, swirling water, nombres de hombres, water, agua, colors, paintings, pointuras, colores

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, 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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