Mazanahui (MH745r)

Mazanahui (MH745r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing for the simplex glyph of the personal name, Mazanahui or Nahui Mazatl (“Four Mazatl” or “4-Mazatl,” and in English, “Four Deer,”), which is attested here as a man’s name. The glyph is simple a frontal view of a hand (maitl), which is a phonetic indicator for the starting sound, Ma-, of mazatl (deer). The gloss gives an apocopation for mazatl and then adds four ones in Roman numerals. Usually, the number comes first and then the day sign, even though the gloss does not give it this way. Mazatl is a day sign in the 260-day religious divinatory calendary, the tonalpohualli.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

venado, números, cuatro, nombres de días, calendarios, tonalpohualli, nombres de hombres, manos

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

Cuatro Venado, o 4-Venado

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 745r, 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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