Cuixinco (MH591r)

Cuixinco (MH591r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Cuixinco (“At the Kites,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of a small bird of prey called a kite (cuixin) standing on top of a building or a house (calli). One of the kite's feet is raised, giving the impression of movement. The building does not provide a phonetic part of the name; rather, it provides a semantic value that indicates this is a place, helping with the locative suffix (-co).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 


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: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

birds, pájaros, buildings, edificios, barrios

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

cuix(in), a small bird of prey, a kite,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En el Lugar del Ave de Rapiña

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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).

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