Cepayauh (MH777v)

Cepayauh (MH777v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cepayauh ("Snow") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a cloud (suggesting weather, which could include the verb "to snow," cepayahui). The vertical flag (panitl) is here as a phonetic indicator of the "-pa-" in the middle of the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A similarly-shaped cloud in the Codex Mendoza (colored orange) seems to refer to hail or snow (translated as tequizqui). The Telleriano-Remensis shows snow falling in a big dotted cloud, which may be either tequizqui, if hard, or cepayahuitl, if frozen rain. See these examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

antoo. cepayauh.

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Cepayauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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): 

nevar, nieve, nubes, banderas, nombres de hombres, clima, tiempo, fonetismo

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

Ha Nevado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 777v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=629&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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