huei (Mdz30r)

huei (Mdz30r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph stands for the place name, Hueiapan. It can also stand for apantli (water channel or canal), and the modifier huei (large). It is a large circle, painted turquoise, and with wavy black lines indicating water currents. Five of these black lines are especially thick.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The modifier "huei" (large) is inherent in the size of the circle that represents the water--usually atl), but here, apantli, water channel or canal].

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

c. 1541, but by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 

large, great, big, grande

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

large or great

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Codex Mendoza, folio 30 recto,, image 70 of 188.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).