Itzehecatl (MH666v)

Itzehecatl (MH666v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Itzehecatl (“Obsidian-Wind,”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows three obsidian blades (itztli) and three or more volutes that suggest wind (ehecatl).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Typically, glyphs showing the divine force of the wind (Ehecatl) have glosses that do not recognize the reduplication of the first syllable, using ecatl or eca-, instead. Here, where the deity is not obvious in the iconography of the glyph, we do find the reduplication of the syllable.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

martin ytzeecatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Martín Itzehecatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

obsidian, obsidiana, wind, viento, curving, espiral, cuchillos, aire, navajas

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 666v, 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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