Huitzilatl (MH525r)

Huitzilatl (MH525r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Huitzilatl (here, attested as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a plant--perhaps a plant with thorns (huitztli--and five streams of water (atl) coming out from under the plant. Each stream ends in a droplet or bead.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The presence of either an "l" or even a double "ll," as the gloss appears to have, would suggest that the root could be huitzilin, hummingbird. But the visual elements of the glyph do not include a hummingbird. The person who bears this name seems to have been named after an illustrious autonomous-era person, the grandson of Huitzilihuitl, ruler of Tenochtitlan, called Huitzillatzin (spelled with a double l).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juan huitzillatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Huitzilatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 
Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Colibrí-Agua (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 525r, 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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