Huazoma (MH487v)

Huazoma (MH487v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huazoma (here, attested as a man’s name) shows what may be a tool for flaying or skinning a person or an animal, given the verb to flay (huazoma), which seems to have been the intended gloss. Perhaps another interpretation is "to shave," and this is a shaving implement. The visual actually looks something like a canoe, so the analysis is still pending.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juā guaxoma

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Huazoma(?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)


shave, afeitar, to skin, to flay, despellejar, desollar, or desollarse

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 487r, 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: 
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