Amiztlato (MH747r)

Amiztlato (MH747r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Amiztlato (“Leader Among Hunters”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a profile view of the head of a mountain lion (miztli, and puma in Spanish) looking toward the viewer’s right. Water spews from its mouth much like words might, referring to the verb tlatoa (to speak).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

pumas, hablar, nombres de hombres

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

Amiztlato, a leader among hunters,
a(tl), water,
miz(tli), wildcat, mountain lion,
tlatoa or tlahtoa with the glottal stop, to speak,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 747r, 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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