Cuelachic (MH639v)

Cuelachic (MH639v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuelachic (perhaps, "Time Passing," attested here as a man's name) shows what might be a view of hills, perhaps with vegetation on top. The artist has added some short black lines, apparently to suggest shading and three-dimensionality. It is unclear how this landscape suggests time passing, but perhaps the translation is not correct. Further research is warranted.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

cuelachic

Gloss Normalization: 

Cuelachic

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 

1560

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

-cuelachic, having to do with time passage, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/cuelachic

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 639v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=361st=image.

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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