Aztamitl (MH774v)

Aztamitl (MH774v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Aztamitl (perhaps "Egret-Arrow") is attested here as a man's name. It shows the head of the white egret (aztatl) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. Its beak is especially long and pointed in such a way as to suggest an arrow (mitl). The bird's eye is open, and it has a tuft of feathers at the top-back of its head.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A similar name to this one (Aztamitl) is shared with people of other regions, such as Tlaxcallan (today, Tlaxcala) and Cuauhnahuac (today, Cuernavaca), as found in the work of Teresa Rojas and Brígida von Mentz.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā aztamitli

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Aztamitl

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): 

flechas, pájaros, garzas, garcetas, nombres de hombres,

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 774v, 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).

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