iyetl (MH613v)

iyetl (MH613v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of a simplex glyph for the noun iyetl ("tobacco," or "incense"). It doubles as the simplex glyph for Acaiye (see below). It shows a vertical stick that is thicker and black in the top two thirds. It seems to be a stick that has been dipped and coated with a tobacco (iyetl) substance or perhaps copalli resin.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


tabaco, incienso, palos

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

iye(tl), tobacco, perfume, or incense, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/iyetl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Tabaco, o Incienso

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 613v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=309st=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).