Macui (MH500r)

Macui (MH500r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Macui (or perhaps Macuin, but this is not attested elsewhere) is a man's name in this case. The verb macui means to grap, receive, or welcome. The glyph does show an open (right) hand, and perhaps it is grabbing or receiving something. What appears to the left of the hand is unclear. Perhaps it is a quill and ink. This gloss requires further research.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The contextualizing image shows that this person was a shoemaker. So, even if ink and quill appear in the glyph (unclear), then being a writer/painter was not his occupation.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


hands, manos, recibir, agarrar, dar bienvenidos

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

macui, to grab something, receive, welcome,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Agarrar, Recibir, or Dar Bienvenidos

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 500r, 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: 
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