Ihuitl (MH606r)

Ihuitl (MH606r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ihuitl (“Feather,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a vertical feather, rounded at the top and with no texturing (no vanes or calamus shown). At its base are many short black lines suggesting downy barbs.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The term ihuitl seems generic for feather, but there are many feathers in this collection that have specific features and unique names. See below for some examples. The many names, colors, and patterns in feathers is suggestive of the importance of feathers in the Nahua culture.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

felipe yhuitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Felipe Ihuitl

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: 

plumas, feathers, suaves

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

La Pluma

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 606r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=294st=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: