Maxtlazaca (MH628r)

Maxtlazaca (MH628r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Maxtlazaca (perhaps "Loincloth of Hay") is attested here as a man's name. It shows a frontal view of a white cottong loincloth (maxtlatl) tied in a knot. To the left is a group of four pieces of straw or grass (zacatl).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Domingo Maxtlazaca

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


bragas, taparrabos, loincloths, loin cloths, grasses, hay, paja, zacate, plantas, plants, textiles, nombres de hombres

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

maxtla(tl), loincloth, breechclout, breechcloth,
zaca(tl), hay, grasses, straw, weeds,

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 628r, 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).

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