Cuauhpoyahual (MH774v)

Cuauhpoyahual (MH774v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhpoyahual ("Eagle-Tail Feather") is attested here as a man's name. It shows the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile, looking toward the viewer's right. The feathers on the back of the eagle's head are spiky. Its beak is closed. Behind the eagle head is a single upright feather, apparently a tail feather (poyahualli). The fanes of the feather open or widely separated.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā quauhpoyaval

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhpoyahual

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

plumas, águilas, pájaros, nombres de hombres

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

Pluma de Cola de Águila

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 774v, 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: