Atlix (MH733r)

Atlix (MH733r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Atlix (perhaps “Water-Eye”) is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows swirling water with four little splashes angling off. This surrounds a starry eye (ixtli), Two streams of water (atl) also come down from the eye. The water streams get narrower as they descend, and there is a small round circle, probably a droplet but looking like a bead, at the end of each stream. A single line of current or flow runs down the middle of each stream, in the middle of each little splash, and around the eye.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

eyes, ojos, water, agua

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

posiblemente, Agua-Ojo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 733r, 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: 
See Also: