Coltototl (MH522r)

Coltototl (MH522r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Coltototl (here, attested as a man's name) has two prominent features. One is a jingle bell (coyolli) and the other is a bird (tototl). The bird is standing, facing toward the viewer's right. It appears that the bell may be held by a string that hangs from the bird's beak, which is open. The bird's eye is also open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The root for bell, coyol-, is not quite the same as the start of the name as glossed, Col-. But it could be considered something of a homonym. If so, the simple translation would be Bell-Bird, which may be a reference to the sound it makes. But, of course, the meaning of the name may diverge from its literal translation.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

felipe coltototl

Gloss Normalization: 

Felipe Coltototl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

bells, birds, campanillas, campanas, pinjantes, pájaros, metales, suenan

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 522r, 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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