Cuapolol (MH521v)

Cuapolol (MH521v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuapolol (attested here as a man’s name) shows a man's head (cua-) in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. On his head are five round objects, perhaps fruit. (Native cherries are from the capolin tree; while the root does not ring true here, it could be homophonic.) The verb cuapoloa, to smear something on one's head, could be at play here if there were a noun that came from it, cuapololli.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

There is a word, pololli, mud, such as the substance for making adobe bricks, that could have a relevance here. The construction of cuapolol is similar to cuapayan, which refers to breaking up dirt clods and preparing soil for planting.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

alo guapolol

Gloss Normalization: 

Alonso Cuapolol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood, José Aguayo-Barragán

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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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