cintli (Verg10r)

cintli (Verg10r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element representing a dried corn cob (cintli), also spelled centli, shows a frontal view of a vertical ear of maize, with the point upward. The segmentation of the kernels help identify the sign.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Dried maize kernels are what is ground up for making dough (masa, in Spanish) for making tortillas, tamales, and the like.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

near Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

mazorcas, cobs, dried, secas, cintli

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

cen(tli), dried ears or cobs of corn/maize,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la mazorca seca

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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