ehuatl (MH613v)

ehuatl (MH613v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is the black-line drawing of a glyphic element for the noun ehuatl (a hide) that was extracted from a compound glyph for the personal name Tlatolehuatl. It played a phonetic role in that compound, but here we are counting it as a logogram. It is a bird's eye view of a hide that has been laid out. The starts of legs are still visible, along with the head or neck, and the tail. The coat is textured.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


pieles, skins, hides

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 613r, 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).