Mocuemicuilo (MH521v)

Mocuemicuilo (MH521v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simple glyph for the personal name Mocuemicuilo is attested here as a man's name. It shows a rectangle with marks on it, perhaps representing cuemitl, agricultural furrows or parcel. If the parcel is possessed, this could explain the "mo," for "your." Further, a human fist holding a paintbrush or stylus apparently inscribes, writes, or paints icuiloa) on the field--unless it is really a piece of paper, which could bring an association with icuilolli or tlacuilolli. If this is the case, then the -cuem- requires further explanation.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This glyph is very reminiscent of the glyphs we have designated as tlacuilolli. See additional glyphs for names such as Tlacuilol, Amatlacuilol, mocuemicuilo, tetlacuilol, Tlacuilollan, etc. The writing implement and the agricultural implement (e.g., huictli) have a similar look.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio mocuemicuilo

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Mocuemicuilo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzinco, Puebla

Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood and José Aguayo-Barragán

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

write, writing, painting, escribir, inscribir, pintar, paint, escribiendo, pintando

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

Su Sementera-Se Inscribe(?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 521v, 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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