Ilacatz (MH832r)

Ilacatz (MH832r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ilacatz (perhaps "Twisted Flower") is attested here as a man's name. The adjective ilacatztic ("twisted") is appropriate for the chile pepper that appears in this glyph. But the gloss does not include any part of the word for chilli. However, there is another adjective for twisted, and this is quechilacatztic. It has "-chil-" in the middle, which seems like a possible explanation for the use of the chile pepper to demonstrate something twisted.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

matheo ylacaz

Gloss Normalization: 

Mateo Ilacatz

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, chiles, torcido, rayado

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 832r, 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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