icuiloa (MH521v)

icuiloa (MH521v)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This image for this element, which we see as representing the verb icuiloa (to write or paint), is a double of the simplex glyph for the personal name, Mocuemicuilo.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The act of painting or writing can also be called tlacuiloliztli, but the part of the name that is -icuilo clearly points to icuiloa.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


write, writing, painting, escribir, inscribir, pintar, paint, escribiendo, pintando

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

icuiloa, to write/paint,
tlacuiloliz(tli), the act of writing or painting,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

escribir o pintar

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521v, 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).