Centetlichil (MH742r)

Centetlichil (MH742r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing is the simplex glyph for the personal name Centetlichil or Centetl Ichil (perhaps “Her Chile is One” or “She Has Just One Chile”). It is attested here as a woman’s name. The glyph is one upright chile pepper, with the stem at the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If the decipherment is correct, this name would seem to suggest some level of poverty, such as food scarcity, or perhaps it is a metaphor for something else.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

chiles, números, posesivos, nombres de mujeres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

cente(tl), one, a single one, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/centetl
chil(li), chile pepper, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/chilli
i- (third person singular possessive pronoun), his/her/its, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/i

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Su Único Chile

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 742r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=562&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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