Cuauhtin (MH577r)

Cuauhtin (MH577r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtin (“Trees,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a tree trunk with roots showing. Coming up from this tree (cuauhuitl) trunk are three sprigs of amaranth (huauhtli) (with their short lines of horizontal foliage), which are there to serve as a phonetic indicator, aiding in the reading of the name as Cuauh- and not some other term for tree.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The plural suffix -tin is apparently imbedded in the presence of the three sprigs. The singular name Cuauh, with a glyph very similar to this one but only one sprig of huauhtli, can be seen for comparison below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā. guatin

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhtin

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

plants, plantas, los bledos, los árboles, troncos

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

El Águila, El Árbol, o Los Bledos

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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