Ayapan (MH745r)

Ayapan (MH745r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or place of origin, Ayapan (perhaps “On the Cloak”), is attested here as pertaining to a man. It is a rectangular, vertical flag on a post. On its lower half, the banner has a mesh, which suggests it is a piece of fabric called ayatl, which has a loose weave of natural fiber. The top half of the banner has three little streams of water (atl), which is a phonetic indicator that this probable place name (identifying the ethnicity of the man) starts with A-.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Usually, someone from Ayapan would be referred to as an Ayapanecatl. Perhaps this name is simply apocopated. Alternatively, Ayapan refers to a perennial plant, so this could be the meaning of the name, and if so, the compound would be fully phonographic.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

banderas, capas, telas, textiles, agua, ayates, nombres de hombres, nombres de lugares, etnicidad, pueblos

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

“En la Capa” or “En la Manta”

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=568&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).

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