Ayaquica (MH855r)

Ayaquica (MH855r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ayaquica (or Ayac Ica, literally "With No One" or "Alone") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a woman's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. She wears the classic woman's hairstyle, the neaxtlahualli. Perhaps she is meant to be a man's deceased wife, a metaphor for his being alone.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo ayaquica

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Ayaquica (or Ayac Ica)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

alone, solito, viudo, soldero, nombres de hombres

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

Nadie Consigo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 855r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=782&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: