Apanecatl (MH486v)

Apanecatl (MH486v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Apanecatl (perhaps "Canal Person," attested here as a man's name) shows a three-part stream of water falling downward. Thick black lines suggest currents. The tips of the streams have droplets or beads. The water swirls slightly at the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The gloss suggests a root of waterway [apantli in this name. There was a famous Apanecatl who was a deity-carrier. The name is still in used today in Mexico in the Sierra de Zongolica, Estado de Veracruz. See: Ezequiel Jiménez Romero, Santos Carvajal García, Ramon Tepole González, and Jorge Luis Hernández, "Apellidos Nahuas Vigentes," published to Facebook by Ernestina Lara Cuevas, 30 May 2020.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

andres apanecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Andrés Apanecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Apanecatl, a name of an important historical figure, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/apanecatl
apantli, waterway, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/apantli
-e, possessive suffix, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/a
-catl, a suffix that indicates affiliation or ethnicity, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/catl

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 486v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=52&st=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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: