Cihuayollo (MH575v)

Cihuayollo (MH575v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cihuayollo (literally, “Women-Heart,” which Molina says is "effeminate" and "cowardly"), which is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows the head of a woman (cihuatl) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The diagnostic that says "woman" is her hairstyle (neaxtlahualli), where the hair is twisted up into points at about forehead level. Below this head is a frontal view of an upright heart. The heart has a stripe across the middle and curves along the top.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is one of many hieroglyphs for men's names that include references to women. The gendering of names in this way deserves further study. The advanced search option of cultural content has a field for “names (men’s but with a female dimension).”

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā. cibayollo

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cihuayollo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

women, woman, mujeres, hearts, corazones, nombres de hombres

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


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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