Iyaqui (MH638v)

Iyaqui (MH638v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Iyaqui, "Young Valiant Warrior," is attested here as a man's name. The glyph includes two human footprints within vertical parallel lines. The footprints are heading upward. The adverb (iyaquic, which is a close homophone, means "on foot" or "upright"), which may explain the semantic use of the footprints.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It could also be that the foot is upright as a phonetic aid (pointing to iyaquic, upright or on foot) to help with the reading.

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: 
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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-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 valiant 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: 

Ido o De Punta

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 638v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=359st=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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