Cuauhtzatzi (MH834r)

Cuauhtzatzi (MH834r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuauhtzatzi ("Eagle Announcing") is attested here as a man's name. It depicts an eagle speaking in profile, facing to the reader's right. Its beak is open, and four volutes appear to fall from the beak. Two curl to the right at the ends, and two curl left. The volutes are just single lines, not double. The feathers that ring the eagle's head are spiky. Its visible eye is open.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

What appear to be speech scrolls can represent a considerable number of different Nahuatl words. One can find examples by clicking "scrolls" in the Cultural category or "volutes" in the Shapes category of the Advanced Search.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luis quauhtzatzi

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Cuauhtzatzi

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

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

eagles, águilas, hablar, anunciar, volutas, nombres de hombres, tzatzi

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 834r, 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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