Cilin (MH843r)

Cilin (MH843r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cilin (or Celin) means "Turbinate Shell." This shell is shown in a frontal view, upright, with the curl at the top, and it has shading to give it a three-dimensionality, suggesting European stylistic influences.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The letter e and the letter i can be interchangeable in certain words, such as centli and cintli (referring to maize).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tomas çeli

Gloss Normalization: 

Tomás Cilin (or Celin)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Other Cultural Influences: 

small conch, cilli, cillin, concha pequeña, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

cil(in), a small turbinate shell,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

un tipo de concha pequeña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: