Cuauhtlapeuh (MH648r)

Cuauhtlapeuh (MH648r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtlapeuh (“Wooden Plow,” or “Wooden Hunting Trap”) is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph shows a narrow diagonal rectangle with a volute at the upper tip. Perhaps this is a wooden (cuauh-) plow (to plow is tlapehua) or else a trap for hunting (tlapehualli is a trap). To the right of this is the head of an eagle, shown in profile, looking toward the viewer’s right. Its eye is open, as is its beak, which is painted yellow.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Apparently the eagle is playing a phonetic role in the glyph, providing the cuauh- stem for wood, which is a homophone. It seems to elicit a reading of “Wooden Plow.”

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Angustin quauhtlapeuh

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Cuauhtlapeuh

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

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 

animales, pájaros, águilas, madera, arar, tierras, nombres de hombres

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

Arado de Madera

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 648r, 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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