Cuauhtepotzo (MH545r)

Cuauhtepotzo (MH545r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name, Cuauhtepotzo (perhaps “Pole Latch" or "Lock, is attested here as a man’s name. It shows an eagle (cuauhtli) in flight, wings raised, going toward the reader's left. The eagle has its head turned backward, however, looking at it large rounded back, which serves to indicate the word hunchback (tepotzotli). These may be phonetic indicators for the term cuauhtepotzotli, which refers to a latch or lock on a pole.

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhtepotzo

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): 

curcunchos, jorobados, águilas

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

El Águila Jorobada o Curcuncha

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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