Ce Cuauh (MH833v)

Ce Cuauh (MH833v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph and notation for the personal name Ce Cuauh (“One Eagle" or "1-Eagle") attested here as a man’s name) shows an eagle's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The number one (ce) is shown as an especially long stick behind the eagle's head, but it is meant as a numerical companion to the calendrical day name, cuauhtli.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is a name that was determined by the date of birth of the baby, who was born on the day name cuauhtli, with the companion number one (ce), in the 260-day religious divinatory calendar. By the time of this manuscript (1560) some calendrical names were losing either their number or their day sign. This one has both. But, the number one is drawn in a somewhat unorthodox manner.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

tonalpohualli, calendarios, números, días, águilas, nombres de hombres

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 833r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=741&st=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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