Cetecpa (MH658r)

Cetecpa (MH658r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph and notation for the personal name Cetecpa ("One Flint Knife") is attested here as a man’s name. It is a calendrical name from the tonalpohualli, religious divinatory calendar. Tecpatl is a day name. The glyph shows an upright, leaf-shaped, knife (tecpatl) with a diagonal black stripe across its middle. The knife is standing upon what may be a pedestal. Its companion number in this case is Ce- (one). It appears as a short, vertical line.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro cetecpa

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cetecpa (or Ce Tecpatl, 1-Tecpatl)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


números, veintes, veintenas, cuchillos, tributos, calendarios, días, nombres de hombres, tonalpohualli

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

Uno-Tecpatl, 1-Tecpatl, o Veintena

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: