Comacatl (MH521v)

Comacatl (MH521v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound personal name Comacatl (literally, "Pot-Reed") is attested here as a man's name. It includes a reed or canes (acatl), segmented like bamboo and with small leaves coming off the stalks. This reed is coming out of what appears to be a ceramic pot (comitl) with handles.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph is remarkably like the Chicomacatl personal name glyph (below), which fails to show the Chi- visually. That one may or may not be a calendrical name, pointing to the day the person was born, Chicome Acatl. The term chicomacatl also refers to a medicinal herb. Comacatl would possibly translate literally Ceramic Pot-Reed. But it may well have another meaning.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juao comacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Comacatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood, José Aguayo-Barragán

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

cerámica, ceramics, reeds, canes, cañas, hierbas medicinales

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521v, 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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