Ayahualolco (TR25r)

Ayahualolco (TR25r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Ayahualolco shows a lagoon (ayahualli). The lagoon comprises water (atl) swirling in a circle (yahualli) or something round (yahualolli). Behind the swirling water is a hill or mountain (tepetl) that is not a phonetic part of the name but serves as a semantic indicator for the locative suffix (-co). The upright, bell-shaped mountain is painted green, it has curly rocky outcroppings on its slopes, and it has a white horizontal band near the base.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

ca. 1550–1563

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

lagoons, lagunas, hills, cerros, mountains, montañas

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

Telleriano-Remensis Codex, folio 25 recto, MS Mexicain 385, Gallica digital collection, https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8458267s/f75.item.zoom

Image Source, Rights: 

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