Huitzilihuitl (MH771r)

Huitzilihuitl (MH771r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Huitzilihuitl is attested here as a man's name. It shows a hummingbird (huitzilin) head in profile, facing toward the viewer's right. It has a long beak. Below the bird's head are two feathers (ihuitl), hanging down, with the calamus points up.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

More often, with Huitzilihuitl, the feathers around the hummingbird's head are small, round, down feathers. See examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

migue vitzinllivitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Miguel Huitzilihuitl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

plumas, colibríes, nombres de gobernantes, nombres de hombres

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

Huitzilihuitl, famous name of a ruler, hummingbird feather,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Plumas de Colibrí

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 771r, 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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