Ixtlamati (MH624r)

Ixtlamati (MH624r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ixtlamati ("A Wise Person") is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph is a human eye (ixtli) drawn in a way fairly close to the pre-contact starry-eye style. It is a phonetic indicator that the name starts with Ix-, but it also ties in to the kind of knowledge the wise person has--gained from experiencing things with his own eyes.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Agustín Ixtlamati

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


eyes, ojos, conocimiento, knowledge, visión, wisdom, sabiduría, Tlamao, tlamauh

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

ixtlamati, a wise man, one who uses reason and has experience, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/ixtlamati
tlamati, to know something, or to know magic/trickery, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/tlamati

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

El Sabio

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 624r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=330st=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).

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