Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH745v)

Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH745v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or title, Cuauhquiyahuacatl (someone from Cuauhquiyahuac, or a title given to men distinguished in war), has two elements. There was a barrio in Tenochtitlan called Cuauhquiyahuac, which some call the Eagle’s Gate. The elements of this compound include the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile, looking toward the viewer’s right. The head is located at the entryway or just outside (quiyahuac) a building. Thus, this compound is fully logographic.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

títulos, guerra, Águilas, entradas, afuera, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Cuauhquiyahuaca(tl), a title given to a man distinguished in war,
cuauh(tli), eagle,
quiyahuac, outside a building,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(un título, distinguido en guerra)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745v, 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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