Cuicuil (MH770v)

Cuicuil (MH770v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuicuil (perhaps "A Painting of Many Colors") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph is a circle filled with S-shaped squiggly lines.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

margos cuicuil

Gloss Normalization: 

Marcos Cuicuil

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


paintings, pinturas, writing, escritura, colores, nombres de hombres

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

cuicuiltic, something painted or spotted,
cuilol(li), a painting, patterns, or designs,
cuicuiloa, to paint something with many colors,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Pintura Con Varios Colores

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 770v, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: