Cuatacihuatl (MH602r)

Cuatacihuatl (MH602r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuatacihuatl (perhaps "Matlatzinca Woman," attested here as a man’s name) shows the head (cua) of a woman (cihuatl) and, below that, a stone (tetl). Perhaps the stone provides a close phonetic value for the "ta" in the middle of the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Cuatacihuatl was the name of a famous warrior. See: Mariano de Veytia, Historia antigua de Méjico (1836) Vol. 3, 309. "Cuata" and "cuacuatas" were ethnic labels for Matlatzincas, and that may be relevant here, but it is unclear. See: Bernardino de Sahagún and ‎Juan Carlos Temprano, Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España (1990), vol. 2, 762.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

mateo quataci

Gloss Normalization: 

Mateo Cuatacihuatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

women, mujeres, etnicidades, Valle de Toluca, matlatzincas, toloque, cuacuatas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(nombre de un guerrero prehispánico); Mujer Matlatzinca (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 602r, 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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