Chamolmani (MH490v)

Chamolmani (MH490v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chamolmani ("In the Manner of a Red Parrot") involves two principal elements. One is likely a red parrot (chamolli) feather. The other is a (right) hand (maitl) below the feather, holding it upright. The hand provides the phonetic value for the start of the verb mani, "to be like" or "is in the manner of."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

James Lockhart indicates that mani can mean "for things to be a certain way." (See our Online Nahuatl Dictionary entry for mani.) The resulting translation for this name could therefore be something like: "to be in the manner of red parrot feathers."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā chamol mani

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chamolmani

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Pueblad

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jose Aguayo-Barragán and Stephanie Wood

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

plumas, feathers, red, rojo, verbos

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

Ser a la Manera del Loro Rojo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 491r, 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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