Cuauhtliztac (MH483r)

Cuauhtliztac (MH483r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtliztac ("White Eagle") is represented with the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) shown in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. Coming out of its open beak is a speech scroll. The eagle's face is white (iztac). Black feather tufts ring the perimeter of its head.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This compound may have three elements, the eagle, the color white, and a speech scroll. The speech scroll does not appear to have a phonetic reading. Iztac (white) regularly fills the item is it modifying, such as a tepetl (hill or mountain). See below, right.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Cuauhtliztac (or Cuauhtli Iztac)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

águilas, colores, blanco

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 483r, 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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