Anahuacatl (MH627r)

Anahuacatl (MH627r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name or ethnicity, Anahuacatl ("Person from Anahuac") is attested here as pertaining to a man. Anahuac can refer to the lakes around the capital or the coastal areas. It shows a swirling body of water with lines of current (movement) and turbinate shells and water droplets splashing off the flow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Anahuacatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


remolino, agua, Ciudad de México-Tenochtitlan, persona de la orilla del agua

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

Anahuac, next to the water, or Mexico City, Valley of Mexico,
-catl (affiliation suffix), person from,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(persona de Anahuac)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: