Cuazaolcalzol (MH648r)

Cuazaolcalzol (MH648r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuazaol Calzolli (perhaps “Biting Bee, Old House,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a European-influenced drawing of a hill or mountain (with shading for contours) with what appears to be a wooden door (again, showing European influence in architectural evolution). On top of the mountain is a bee, shown in profile facing toward the viewer’s right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The translation of this glyph deserves further research. The old house (calzolli) that may appear in this glyph in the form of a door in front of the hill, may be the location where Pedro Cuazaol lives or works. Or, it could be part of his name. Typically, in this manuscript what follows after a person’s Nahua name is an occupation. The "-calzol" in the gloss here, however, seems to be attached to the Cuazaol-.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro guacaolcarçol

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Cuazaolcalzol (?)

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): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

insectos, bichos, picar, casas, arquitectura, puerta de madera, nombres de hombres

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

Abeja Que Pica (?)

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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