Cuitlixco (MH543v)

Cuitlixco (MH543v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph for the place name Cuitlixco ("In Front of the Excrement"?) shows a human buttocks (a semantic element) expelling six scrolls or volutes that suggest excrement (cuitlatl). The element -ix- (perhaps from ixtli, eye?) and the locative suffix (-co) are not presented visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


excremento, trasero

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Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

Cuitlixco, a place in Tlaxcala
cuitla(tl), excrement or the back,
ixco, in front of,

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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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