Cuauhtecpan (MH593r)

Cuauhtecpan (MH593r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtecpan (“Wooden Bars” or "Wooden Trellis," attested here as a man’s name) shows an eagle's head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. The eagle's visible eye is open, as is its beak. The feathers on its neck and on the top of its head are spiky. The eagle's head provides the phonetic indicator for "wooden" (cuauh-) in this case. Below that is an upright, rectangular banner, seemingly the banner that represents the number twenty (tecpantli or refers to things in a row. This is another phonetic indicator.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The "tecpan" could be short for the verb, tecpana, to put things in a row. Or, it could be the noun, tecpantli, a group of twenty. Because names that comprise other verbs (such as paina) can drop the final vowel, it would seem this name could draw from either a noun or a verb, with slightly different meanings. Eagles are associated with warriors.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo guauhtecpā

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cuauhtecpan

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

animales, banderas, números, veinte, águilas, nombres de hombres, rejas de madera

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Veinte Águilas o Águilas en Fila

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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