Cuauhtlapeuh (MH555r)

Cuauhtlapeuh (MH555r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtlapeuh (“Eagle Hunting Trap?” or a "Wooden Plow?" attested here as a man’s name) shows the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile, looking toward the viewer's left. The eagle's eye and beak are open, and the feathers on its head are spiky. Surrounding the eagle's head is apparently a hunting trap (tlapehualli) made from wooden (quahuitl) sticks or small boards. Another possibility is that it is some type of plow, given that the verb tlapehua means "to plow land."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The start of the name, Cuauh- (eagle) might have the actual intention of serving as a phonetic indicator for the Cuauh- of "wood." The stems are homophones.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juā quauhtlapeuh--

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuauhtlapeuh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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

cazar, hunting, eagles, águilas, traps, trampas

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

Cepo Para Cazar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 555r, 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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