Icnocuauh (MH661v)

Icnocuauh (MH661v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Icnocuauh (“Humble Eagle” or “Sad Eagle”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows the head of an eagle (cuauhtli) in profile, looking toward the viewer’s right. The somewhat dark coloring of this eagle’s head may suggest that it is in a sad state (icno-). If that is not intentional, then this glyph does not provide a visual element for the start to the name (icno-).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The adjective “icno” is often expressed visually with the addition of tears. See some examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

balthasar. ycnoquauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Baltazar Icnocuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

pobre, triste, águila, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Pobre Águila

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=403&st=image

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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: