Cequitoa (MH551v)

Cequitoa (MH551v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cequitoa (“One Who Speaks,” attested here as a man’s name) shows the face of the tribute payer facing right with speech scrolls emerging from his mouth (to serve as a sign for the verb "to speak" (itoa, or ihtoa with the glottal stop). The volutes or scrolls go up and start to spill over a vertical line (possibly representing the number "one") nearby.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If an "n" has been omitted inadvertently, and the name is Cen Iquitoa, then it could be translated as "He Speaks Entirely," or the like. The start to the name, Ceq-, could also refer to cequi, "some," perhaps suggesting that this name refers to someone who speaks somewhat. But how the vertical line provides the reading of cequi remains to be investigated.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luis cequitovā

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Cequitoa (or Cequihtoa)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

speak, hablar, volutas, separador, palabras

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Image Source: 
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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