Cuauhchita (MH602r)

Cuauhchita (MH602r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhchita (“Eagle-Net Bag,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) above a frontal view of what appears to be a gourd with the lower, bell part covered with a net (chitatli). The feathers on the eagle's head are spiky, and its visible eye and beak are open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Since the words for eagle and wooden both have the stem cuauh-, this could be a bag that has some relationship to eagles or is made of wood. But this one looks more like a gourd than another one, from MH736r, which could have a wooden frame.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juan quauh chita

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhchita

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

bolsas, redes, águilas, tecnología, bags, nets, eagles, technology

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

Bolsa de Red (para águilas?)

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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