Itencahual (MH577v)

Itencahual (MH577v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the complex glyph for the personal name Itencahual (“His Leftovers,” attested here as a man’s name) shows some (apparently leftover) food (tencahualli) attached to a man's lips (tentli}. The food looks something like a plate with a tortilla on it. The proximity of the food to the man may be a semantic indicator of the third person singular possessive pronoun (I-), "His."

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

matheo ytencaval

Gloss Normalization: 

Mateo Itencahual

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Number of Parts, Other / Comment: 

This could be three elements if we count the food, the lips, and the proximity of the food to the man's head.


food, comida, leftovers, sobras, tortillas

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

Sus Sobras

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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