Huinetli (MH627v)

Huinetli (MH627v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Huinetli ("Kite," a bird of prey) is attested here as a man's name. It shows a bird in profile, facing the viewer's right and looking upward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This bird will be found in the dictionaries under both huinitli and huinetli. Here, the gloss says Huintli, although perhaps the "i" and the "n" overlap. Compare this bird to another kite called the cuixtli (below).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

birds, pájaros, gavilanes, aves de rapiña, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 627v, 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).

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