Macuilquiyauh (MH643r)

Macuilquiyauh (MH643r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-lie drawing of the simplex glyph plus notation for the personal name Macuilquiyauh ("Five-Rain" or "5-Rain," attested here as a man's name) shows five (macuilli) short vertical lines with the day sign for rain (quiyahuitl) below the notation. This is a triangular shaped stream of water that contains lines of current (movement) and a droplet at the bottom.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This is a calendrical name, drawn from the 260-day tonalpohualli divinatory calendar.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

franco macui guiyauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Francisco Macuilquiyauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


lluvia, días, days, calendarios, calendars, fechas, dates, nombres calendáricos,
nombres de hombres

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

Cinco Lluvia, o 5-Lluvia

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, 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: