Amatlacuilol (MH904v)

Amatlacuilol (MH904v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Amatlacuilol ("Document" or "Writing on Paper") shows a piece of paper (amatl) with writing (tlacuilolli) on it. The name here is short for amatlacuilolli. The paper seems to be resting in a Y-shaped piece of wood or perhaps a tree trunk representing the amatl tree. If so, this is phonetic complement for the "Ama-" part of the name. The "writing" on the paper consists of rows of short vertical lines, not alphabetic letters per se, but definitely not hieroglyphs. So, this shows European influence in the culture of writing.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio amatlacuilol

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Amatlacuilol

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): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

paper, papel, writing, escrituras, amate, nombres de hombres

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

La Escritura en Papel

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 904v, 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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