Coyomani (MH834r)

Coyomani (MH834r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Coyomani ("Like a Coyote") is attested here as a man's name. It shows the head of a coyote in profile, facing toward the viewer's right and downward. Some mottling appears on its coat. At its throat is a hand (maitl), which serves as the phonetic indicator for the -mani part of the name, in the manner of.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Often, the final "i" will drop off names that end in -mani. Even once shortened to end in -man, the final "n" will drop away. Chimalman is a good example of the loss of the "i," but also the loss of the final "n." This has resulted in many appearance of many glosses or interpretations of the name as Chimalma.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

anto coyomani

Gloss Normalization: 

Antonio Coyomani

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

coyotl, coyote, mano, hand, arm, brazo, a manera de, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 834r, 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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