Cencual (MH658r)

Cencual (MH658r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cencual (“Entirely Good,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a vertical maize plant with an ear of corn. The corn cob has silk protruding from the top. At the plant’s base and curving upward to the left is an unidentified, segmented object–perhaps a serpent (coatl), as a phonetic indicator for -cual, or perhaps a branch (cuauh-)? Whatever it is, this object seems intended to represent the word for cualli (good), but as a phonogram.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio. cegual

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cencual

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

maíz, bueno, serpiente, nombres de hombres

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

Enteramente Bueno

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 658r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=396&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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: