Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH651v)

Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH651v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhquiyahuacatl (referring to a person from Cuauhquiyahuac) is attested here as a man's name. The compound includes an eagle's (cuauhtli) head, shown in profile and facing toward the viewer's right. The eagle's yellow beak is hooked and open. Its eye is open, too. Spiky feathers protrude from the top, back, and lower side of this eagle's head. The head is inside of a T-shaped, beamy entrance (quiyahuac) to a building.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

One of the gates to the Templo Mayor was called Cuauhquiyahuac. This has been referred to as a patio, the Eagle Door, and the Eagle Gate by various scholars. It has also been referred to as a barrio of Tenochtitlan, which would mean that this glyph could be referring to a person from the barrio rather than giving his proper name.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā quauhquiavacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhquiyahuacatl

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

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

eagles, águilas, bosques, montes, etnicidad, nombres de hombres

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

una ersona de Cuauhquiyahuac, o una persona de la entrada al bosque

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 651v, 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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