Atl Imol (MH528r)

Atl Imol (MH528r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Atl Imol (here, attested as a man’s name) shows a profile view of water (atl) swirling around and splashing out of a round bowl (molcaxitl), or "molli" for short. The bowl has three visible legs. The water has droplets and turbinate shells at the tips of the splashes. The bowl is possessed by the water, hence the possessive pronoun in the third person i- before the -mol. The resulting name is the "Water's Sauce Bowl."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pablo Atl Imol (or Atlimol)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

agua, vasos, envases, molcajetes

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Molcajete del Agua

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 528r, 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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