Cuaochpa (MH745v)

Cuaochpa (MH745v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the ethnicity, Cuaochpa, attested here as pertaining to a man, shows a vertical rectangle with a footprint inside. The rectangle may be a cuachtli (cape or cloak), used here as a phonetic indicator for the start of the name. The footprint inside the rectangle also appears to be a phonetic indicator for the -pa part of the name, as short version of -pan or paina (see below).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Footprint glyphs have a wide range of translations. In this collection, so far, we can attest to yauh, xo, pano, -pan, paina, temo, nemi, quetza, otli, iyaquic hualiloti, huallauh, tetepotztoca, totoco, -tihui, and the vowel "o." Other research (Herrera et al, 2005, 64) points to additional terms, including: choloa, tlaloa, totoyoa, eco, aci, quiza, maxalihui, centlacxitl, and xocpalli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

huellas, textiles, telas, etnicidades, Michoacán, nombres de hombres

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

Cuaochpa, an ethnic group, people from Michoacan, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuaochpa
cuach(tli), a large cape or cloak, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuachtli

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Gente de Michoacán

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=569&st=image

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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