Camatol (MH835r)

Camatol (MH835r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Camatol ("Well-Spoken," attested here as a man's name) shows the head of a man in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. From his mouth (cama- being related to "mouth") emerges a tule plant (tolin). This seems to represent a phonetic indicator for camatoltecatl (one who is adroit in speech).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Where speech scrolls might have been used to refer to being well-spoken, the tule plant serves as a substitution that provides the needed "tol" in the name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

angosti camatol

Gloss Normalization: 

Agostín Camatol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

hablar, tules, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

camatoltecatl, one who is adroit in speech,
tol(in), reeds, rushes,
camac, in the mouth,
camachal(li), jaw,
Tolteca, the Toltecs, much-admired ancestors who did everything well,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 875r, 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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