Iyaqui (MH515r)

Iyaqui (MH515r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Iyaqui seems to mean "Young Valiant Warrior." Iyaqui is attested here as a man's name. The glyph consists of two alternating, horizontal footprints heading in the direction of the viewer's right. The adverb iyaquic, which is a close homophone meaning "on foot" or "upright," may explain the phonetic use of footprints.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The alternation of the footprints show movement across the landscape. 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: 

dio yyagui

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Yaqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 


Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood and Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

huellas, footprints, pasos, steps, to go, irse, ido, se fué

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

iyaqui, young distinguished warrior, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/iyaqui
iyaquic, on end, upright, or on foot, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/iyaquic

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Guerrero Joven y Distinguido

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 515r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=109&st=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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