Ayaxcan (MH628v)

Ayaxcan (MH628v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ayaxcan ("With Difficulty" or "Slowly") is attested here as a man's name. The A- start to this name comes from a swirling stream of water (atl) with four offshoots, each one with a droplet at the end. Above the water appears to be some kind of cup or bowl with short, horizontal, protruding lines on either side of it. It remains to be analyzed, but it must represent the -yaxcan (with difficulty) part of the name, probably phonetically. One possibility is -axca (property, goods, the things one owns), which is a near homophone to -yaxcan.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

DIego Ayaxcan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

dificultades, difícil, agua, vasija, nombres de hombres

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

Con Dificultad

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=339st=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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