Cozcacuauh (MH661r)

Cozcacuauh (MH661r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cozcacuauh ("King Vulture") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph components include the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) shown in profile, facing to the viewer's right. Its eye is open, its beak is slightly open, and it has dark feather spiky tufts surrounding its face. Below this head is a necklace (cozcatl), circular, with a perforated disc tied to it at the bottom.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The elements of this compound both play a phonetic role, as they do not literally refer to an eagle wearing a necklace. Rather they evoke the name of the king vulture, cozcacuauhtli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Cozcacuauh

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): 

buitres, águilas, collares, pájaros, animales, nombres de hombres

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 661r, 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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