Chali (MH775v)

Chali (MH775v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Chali (perhaps "Introduced" or "Inaugurated") is attested here as a man's name. It is the sign for jade (chalchihuitl), which serves here as a phonetic indicator. The jade sign consists here of five circles--a large one in the middle and four smaller ones radiating around the big one. The large one has a tiny circle in the middle of it, making it look like a jade bead. Interspersed around and between the four perimeter circles are dots, which add a radiance to the gem.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo. challi

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Chali

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


estrenar, inaugurar, jade, chalchihuites, nombres de hombres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 775v, World Digital Library,

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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