Ce Tecpatzin (CQ)

Ce Tecpatzin (CQ)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of a simplex glyph-plus-notation represents the personal name (and date) One Flint Knife (Ce Tecpatl, or Ce Tecpatzin, in the reverential). The One is a single, small circle in the upper left corner of the arrangement. The flint knife is shown as an upright leaf shape with a diagonal line cutting through the middle, leaning to the right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The flint knife is both a calendrical year and day sign. The date One Flint Knife was therefore a name given based upon the birth of the baby, in this case a male. The gloss informs us that there is an agricultural field (milli on the map that belongs to this man, Ce Tecpatzin.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tecpatzin ymilpā

Gloss Normalization: 

Tecpatzin imilpan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Randall Rodríguez

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

one, uno, obsidian, obsidiana, blades, espadas, cuchillos, knives, dates, fechas, names, nombres, numbers, números, xiuhpohualli, año, turquesa, xihuitl

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

P[ueblo] Tecpa[c]tzin iMilpa “Flint-Knife’s Field” (Ce Tecpactzin “Revered One Flint-Knife” is a man’s calendric name). Matthew T. McDavitt, “Placenames in the Codex Quetzalecatzin,” unpublished essay shared 2-21-2018.

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Uno Pedernal, 1-Pedernal

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017590521/

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

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