Ithualpanecatl (MH569v)

Ithualpanecatl (MH569v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name or ethnicity (“Ithualpanecatl,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a square that could be taken as a bird's eye view of a patio (ithualli). In the middle of the patio is a footprint that would represent the -pan part of the name (meaning "on the patio"). The -ecatl part of the name is not visual, but it suggests that this could be an affiliation with a town or a place called "On the Patio," in other words, a person from Ithualpan. Given the micropatriotism associated with the altepetl or even smaller socio-political entities, this was an ethnicity of sorts. This name or ethnicity is attested here as belonging to a man.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

For other patios, see below. Regarding the orthography, it is worth noting that the "th" of ithualli does not have a pronunciation like the "th" of "the" in Englisy. The "h" is silent. It seems optional in the spelling of the word.

Footprint glyphs have a wide range of translations. In this collection, so far, we can attest to yauh, xo, pano, -pan, paina, temo, nemi, quetza, otli, iyaquic hualiloti, huallauh, tetepotztoca, totoco, -tihui, and the vowel "o." Other research (Herrera et al, 2005, 64) points to additional terms, including: choloa, tlaloa, totoyoa, eco, aci, quiza, maxalihui, centlacxitl, and xocpalli.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo ytualpanecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Ithualpanecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

patios, footprints, huellas, ethnicity, ethnicities, etnicidades

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Él de Ithualpan

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 569v, 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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