Iyaqui (MH658v)

Iyaqui (MH658v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Iyaqui, "Young Distinguished Warrior," is attested here as a man's name. It shows an upright, rectangular banner with three horizontal stripes (a thick stripe in the middle and one thin stripe above and below the thick one). The banner is attached to a stick. At the top of the stick, two streamers bend to the viewer’s left. This has the look of the Panquetzaliztli flag and therefore possibly ties to the religious celebrations dedicated to Huitzilopochtli and associated with that fifteenth month in the xiuhpohualli calendar.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This version of Iyaqui differs from some of the others, which involve phonetic indicators for the adverb iyaquic, using footprints. For more examples of glyphs using a flag like this one, see below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo. yyaqui

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Iyaqui

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


guerreros, banderas, nombres de hombres

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 658v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=397&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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