Cuecuex (MH772v)

Cuecuex (MH772v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuecuex is attested here as a man's name. It requires further analysis. The nose ornament suggests that this is a person from the Huaxteca, a cuextecatl. But the reduplication of the cuex- suggests a different meaning that is not shown visually, and that is cuecuextli, a cord with stone beads. Perhaps the cuextecatl is there as a phonetic indicator for Cuecuex.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

barthasal cuexues

Gloss Normalization: 

Baltazar Cuecuex

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

Huasteca, etnicidad, nariguera, cuentas, piedra, nombres de hombres

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

cuexteca(tl), an ethnicity associated with the Huasteca,
cuecuex(tli), a cord with stone beads,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Huaxteco, o Cuentas de Piedra Ensartadas

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 772v, 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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