Citlalpopoca (MH784v)

Citlalpopoca (MH784v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Citlalpopoca ("Comet" or, literally, "The Star Smokes") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph includes and eight-point star (suggesting some European influence). Drifting off to the viewer's right from the star are curls of smoke (for popoca, it smokes).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

aol Çitlalpopocā

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Citlalpopoca

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

nombres de hombres, nombres de personas famosas, gobernantes, estrellas, humo

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

Citlalpopoca, a name of a famous ruler in Tlaxcala, and a name taken by other people up to the present day,
citlal(in), star(s); when combined with popoca, a comet,
popoca, to smoke,
citlalin popoca, a comet that lasts a long time, a smoking star,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Él Emita Humo como una Cometa, o El Cometa

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 784v, 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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