mitl (Mdz2r)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This element for mitl) has been carved from the compound sign for the personal name, Xomimitl. It is horizontal, with a yellow cane that is partly painted red, has feather decorations, and bears an arrowhead tip. The arrowhead is either white or light gray.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This element for mitl) (arrow, dart) looks much like the arrows or darts that stand for acatl) (reed, cane), with the exception of the arrowhead at the tip. This one additional sets it off visually, as the examples to the right, below, will attest.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

by 1553 at the latest

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Mexico City

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

arrows, darts, arrowheads

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

dart or arrow

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

la flecha o el dardo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
Image Source, Rights: 

The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, hold the original manuscript, the MS. Arch. Selden. A. 1. This image is published here under the UK Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0).