Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH770r)

Cuauhquiyahuacatl (MH770r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhquiyahuacatl ("One from Cuauhquiyahuac") is attested here as a man's name. It can also be a title, referring to men who have been distinguished in war. It shows a building in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. Outside or at the entryway (quiyahuac) of the building is an eagle's head, also in profile, but facing toward the right. The eagle (cuauhtli) has its eye and beak open. Around the top and back of its head, the feathers are spiky.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

There was a barrio of Tenochtitlan with the name Cuauhquiyahuac, which some translate as Eagle's Gate. Thus, the elements of the compound appear to be logographic.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

tōmas quauhq~avacatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Tomás Cuauhquiyahuacatl

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): 

animales, pájaros, águilas, edificios, entradas, títulos, guerra, etnicidad, barrio de Tenochtitlan, nombres de hombres

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

Cuauhquiyahuac, Eagle Door neighborhood of Tenochtitlan,
quiyahuac, outside, at the entrance/exit,
cuauh(tli), eagle,
-catl, affiliation suffix,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

(una persona de Cuauhquiyahuac, probablemente un barrio de Tenochtitlan)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 770r, 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: