Aquixtil (MH737v)

Aquixtil (MH737v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Aquixtil (perhaps “Someone Incorrigible” or else “Launderer”) is attested here as a man’s name. The gloss seems to show a bundle of fabric that may be wet, which would support the interpretation as having something to do with washing clothes. Or, wet laundry could just be a phonetic indicator for the name “Incorrigible.”

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

azquixtilpilli, someon incorrigible,
aquixtilia, to wash clothing for someone else,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Incorregible o Lavador de Ropa

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 737v, 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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