Cuetlan (MH832v)

Cuetlan (MH832v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuetlan (perhaps "He Breaks Sticks") is attested here as a man's name. It shows two long vertical boards or sticks, one above the other. The ends are not jagged, as we might expect with "broken" versus "cut," if these were once one piece.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā cuetla

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Cuetlan

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


sticks, palos, madera, vertical, estrecho, plural, dos, nombres de hombres

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

cuetlania, to break sticks or long things,
Cuetlan, a personal name,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Quebrar Palos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832v, 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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