Ce Cuauh (MH638r)

Ce Cuauh (MH638r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph and notation for the personal name Ce Cuauh (“An Only Man,” or "A Lone Man," attested here as a man’s name) shows an eagle's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its eye and beak are open. In front of the eagle's head is a vertical line indicating the number one (1), which is ce in Nahuatl. This is a name from the tonalpohualli, 260-day divinatory calendar.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This name comes from the tonalpohualli, the 260-day divinatory calendar. Calendrics were an important element in the Nahuas' religious views of the cosmos.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Ce Cuauh (or Cecuauh)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

eagles, águilas, números, numbers

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

Uno Águila, 1-Águila

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 638r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=358st=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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