Chamol (MH630v)

Chamol (MH630v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chamol ("Feather of the Scarlet Parrot") is attested here as a man's name. It shows two rows of feathers, five on the top layer and four on the bottom. In the upper-left corner of the array of feathers (apparently from the chamolli, or scarlet parrot) is what appears to be a swirl of water with fifteen or more straight gray lines spurting off of the swirling water, something like the glyph for Atonal. The -a- from water (atl) could be a hint that these are chamol feathers rather than another kind of feathers, serving as a phonetic complement.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Chamol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


feathers, plumas, loros, parrots, nombres de hombres

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

chamol(li), scarlet parrot feather,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Las Plumas del Loro Escarlata

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 630v, 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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