Michteuh (MH529v)

Michteuh (MH529v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Michteuh (“Small Grilled Fish,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a profile view of a horizontal fish facing toward the viewer's left. The fish has three fins, a bifurcated tail, and its eye and mouth are open. Beneath this fish is a much smaller one, heading up toward the head of the larger fish.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name as glossed begins "Mix-" which would not suggest fish (Mich-), but rather clouds. So, if this name has nothing to do with fish, the fish are there as a phonetic indicator for clouds. But clouds are regularly visualized in other names, such as Mixcoatl.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juā mixteuh

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Michteuh (?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

huevo, pez, peces, la cría

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

"Pescado Asado"

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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