Cuappan (MH732v)

Cuappan (MH732v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Cuappan ("Wooden Bridge"), is attested here as a man's name. It shows a tree (cuahuitl) at an angle. Perhaps it is lying down, which would suggest wooden bridge (cuappantli). The branches have the kind of foliage that is reminiscent of amaranth (huauhtli), here serving as a phonetic complement for the Cua- start to the name. See below for examples.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

puentes, madera, árboles, acostados, nombres de hombres

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

Puente de Madera

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 732v, 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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