Ami (MH661r)

Ami (MH661r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ami (“Hunt”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a bird’s eye view of swirling water and an arrow at an angle piercing the water. The gloss does not show the Nahua name, only his baptismal first name. But we know from the other example right below this one on the tribute list that this is the glyph for Ami. It is spelled out phonetically with the glyph for water (“a”) and the glyph for arrow (“mi”). The arrow also serves a semantic function, pointing to the verb "to hunt" (ami).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

flechas, agua, verbos, cazar, nombres de hombres

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Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


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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