Cuicanemi (MH848v)

Cuicanemi (MH848v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuicanemi is attested here as a man's name. Cuica is the verb to sing, and nemi is the verb nemi (to live, go around, walk). The result might be "One Who Goes About Singing." Interestingly, what the visual shows is a book, perhaps a song book (cuica amatl), such as a hymnal.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

angosti cuicanemi

Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Cuicanemi (or Cuicanemitl?, perhaps being cut off in the margin)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 848v, 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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