Cen Icuic (Verg10r)

Cen Icuic (Verg10r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cen Icuic (“Entirely His Song,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a man's head in profile, looking toward the viewer's left. Coming out of his open mouth is a large, elaborate speech scroll. It is spiraling and has hash marks dividing it into segments. Just below the scroll and the man's chin is a glyph of a corn cob (centli or cintli) with the husk off and kernels visible. This is a phonetic indicator of the word for entirely ("cen").

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The cintli (or centli) here clearly shows a maize cob, but the other glyph in this collection for Cen Icuic has a cob that is a bit boxy.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan. ceycuic

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cen Icuic

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

1539

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

songs, canciones, cantar, sing, volutas, maíz

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

Enteramente Su Canción

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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