Chimalteuh (MH660v)

Chimalteuh (MH660v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Chimalteuh ("Like a Shield") includes a war shield (chimalli) with a traditional design called cuexyo. The squiggles around the outside of the shield provide the reading of dust or dirt (teuhtli). However, the dust may be a phonetic indicator for -teuh, in the manner of.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Dust can be carried easily by the wind, making wind (such as dust devils) visible, so, if it is not a phonetic indicator for -teuh, it may add religious meaning connected to Ehecatl, the divine force of wind. The suffix -teuh is also a near homophone for -teo (from teotl, deity, divine force).

It is also worth mentioning here that the name Chimalman also seems to mean "Like a Shield."

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chimalteuh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

rodelas, escudos, polvo, nombres de hombres

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

A Manera de Una Rodela

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 660v, 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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