Cuicui (MH536r)

Cuicui (MH536r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuicui (“He Gathers Dispersed Things,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a human hand in 3/4 view. Three small circles suggest items the hand is grabbing, which is also supported by the squiggly lines that are mixed with the circles along with the short, straight lines above the hand.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Given the reduplication in the gloss, it appears that the movement of the hand and the multiple things being dispersed suggest a visual reduplication, as well.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Marcos Cuicui

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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

disperso, dispersión

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

Historical Contextualizing Image: