Ahuacuauhtitlan (MH596r)

Ahuacuauhtitlan (MH596r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Ahuacuauhtitlan (“Near the Oaks”) shows an oak tree (ahuatl or ahuacuahuitl). Below the tree is a frontal-showing building, probably meant to be the ruling palace and providing a kind of semantic locative for the suffix (-titlan, near, next to, etc.). The tree has several branches and many small leaves. The tree's trunk widens toward the base, but no roots are visible. The building (which would usually be called a calli) is white, rectangular, and it has the usual beams holding up a lintel.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

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Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Keywords: 

oak trees, robles, encinos, barrios, casas, edificios

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

Cerca del Roble (o los Robles)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 596r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=271st=image.

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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