Maceuh (MH625v)

Maceuh (MH625v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Maceuh ("Dancer") is attested here as a man's name. It involves simply adding a feather to the top and back of the tribute payer's head. The curvy, spiky feather is attached with a white clip or a tie. An additional head is not included. The feather calls to mind "dancer" (maceuh), the man's name, but not necessarily his occupation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

See below for an example of Cuezal, which may be the same type of feather as this one. Other types of feathers also appear below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Baltazar Maceuh

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


deserving, merecedor, plumas, feathers, dancer, bailador, bailarín, danzante, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Algo Recibido Por Mérito, o El Danzante

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 625v, World Digital Library,

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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: