Coyotzinco (MH562v)

Coyotzinco (MH562v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the place name Coyotzinco (“At the Revered Coyote,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of a large, elaborately detailed coyote facing toward the viewer's right. Its eye is open, its coat has widely separate horizontal stripes, and its tail is long and curving. Its mouth is slightly open and its teeth are protruding. Its claws are large, and the nails on the claws are long.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is the place name for a small settlement in Huexotzinco (Huejotzingo, Puebla, today). The inclusion of the animal's buttocks may serve as a phonetic indicator for the -tzin- part of the name.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

San Luis Coyotzinco

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

coyotes, animales, lugares, pueblos

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

En el Coyote Pequeño o Reverendo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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