Chilpan (MH538r)

Chilpan (MH538r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chilpan (“Wasp,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a chile pepper (chilli) and a upright, rectangular banner (panitl) on a stick.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A chilpan is a wasp, which means that this compound involves two phonograms meant to lead the reader to the name Chilpan. The word chilpan also refers to a medicinal herb, which is another possibility for the reading of the name. But many names echo terms for insects, such as ants, bees, and grasshoppers.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

chiles, banderas, hierbas medicinales, avispas

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

La Avispa

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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