This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuauhnenemi (“The Eagle Travels,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a bird's eye view of two, alternating, descending footprints. They are going toward the viewer's lower right. The Cuauh- start to the name (which can mean Eagle or Tree/Wood) is not attested visually.
While the reference may be to an eagle, the footprints imply movement across or downward toward a landscape. Human footprints can represent a large number of Nahuatl terms, including nouns, verbs, and more.
nenemi, to travel, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/nenemi
cuahui(tl), woods, trees, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuahuitl-1
cuauh(tli), eagles, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuauhtli
Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 499v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=78&st=image
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