Cihuayec (MH742r)

Cihuayec (MH742r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cihuayec (perhaps “Woman-Good,” or clean, pure, virtuous, etc.) is attested here as a woman’s name. It shows the head of a women in profile, facing toward the viewer’s right. Her head sits on a horizontal, rectangular, foundation. The woman’s hair is a partial neaxtlahualli style, but the hair on the top of her head is rather more feathery. How the rectangle enters into the name has yet to be deciphered.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

nombres de mujeres, mujeres buenas, virtuosas

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

Mujer Buena

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 742r, 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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