Chiyauh (MH521r)

Chiyauh (MH521r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Chiyauh (perhaps "Chia Seeds" or "Chia Container," attested here as a man's name), consists of a container, with handles, overflowing with a dotted substance (chiyantli), or chia seeds, a food item. The container is flared at the top. The handles are fairly simply drawn, one on each side, symmetrically.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juao chiyauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Chiyauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood, José Aguayo-Barragan


seeds, semillas, aceite, oils

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

semillas de chia

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521r, 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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