Cuauhicopi (MH486r)

Cuauhicopi (MH486r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing is a compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhicopi ("The Eagle Closes Its Eyes," attested here as a man's name). It shows an eagle (cuauhtli) head in profile, looking to the viewer's right. Its beak is open. It has black spiky feathers on the top of its head. Significantly, its eye is closed, representing the verb icopi, to close one's eyes. Short black lines below the eye also draw attention to it. Behind the eagle's head is another, larger eye that is closed, a further emphasis on the verb.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro guavicopi

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cuauhicopi

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

José Aguayo-Barragán

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

eagles, águilas, eyes, ojos, verbos

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

El Águila Cierre Los Ojos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: