Cuicuil (MH901v)

Cuicuil (MH901v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Cuicuil (perhaps "A Painting") is attested here as a man's name. The glyph shows a frontal view of a rectangle that is divided into three horizontal sections. The top two have squiggly lines that suggest a painting (cuilolli). The bottom section is blank. The gloss indicates a reduplication of the cuil root, and perhaps the two lines of painting are meant to provide a visual reduplication.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

balnabe cuicuil

Gloss Normalization: 

Bernabé 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

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pintar, girar, remolino, curvilíneo, curvo, escribir, papel, 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 many colors,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Pintura, o Pintado o Manchado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 901v, 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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