Chichipe (MH732r)

Chichipe (MH732r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Chichipe (perhaps, " Dog"), is attested here as a man's name. It shows the head of a dog in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Its ears are up, its visible eye is open, a fang protrudes, as does a long, curling tongue.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This name appears in the census right above a person named Itzcuin, and itzcuintli is another term for dog. Interestingly, the glyphs are the same. The -pe is not shown visually. Perhaps chichipe has something to do with the root of chichipeliuhqui, someone with sores. Suggestions are welcomed.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


perros, nombres de hombres

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

posiblemente, Perro

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 732r, 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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