huictli (Verg10v)

huictli (Verg10v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element huictli (agricultural digging stick) has been extracted from the compound Itleuhceuh. This image of the stick shows it at an angle, and the wide end is upward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The role of the huictli in the name Itleuhceuh might have been as a phonetic indicator (hui) for perhaps the verb cehui. It does not seem to have had a semantic role there. Here, we will consider it a logogram for the tool that it represents.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

near Tepetlaoztoc, near Tetzcoco

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


herramientas agrícolas, tecnología

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

huic(tli), indigenous digging stick with a flat blade,

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

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