Cahualoc (MH658r)

Cahualoc (MH658r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cahualoc ("Left Behind") is attested here as a man’s name. It shows a frontal view of an upright (right) hand. The hand is holding something at an angle. It is wider on the left end than on the right. The left end also has some hatch marks, suggesting three dimensionality (an artistic element that can suggest European influence).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The phonetic "hua" syllable seems to come from the grasping hand. It remains to be determined what the other visual represents, but it might also be a phonetic indicator, given that being left behind is difficult to represent visually.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco. cavaloc

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Cahualoc

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): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

dejar, abandonar, frases, 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 658r, 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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