Motecuhzoma (MH784r)

Motecuhzoma (MH784r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black, white, and red drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Motecuhzoma is attested here as a man's name. The Mo- start to the name (a second-person possessive pronoun) is not shown visually. The -tecuh- part of the name is provided by the diadem, which is a triangular shape, has a black mesh and red trim that ties in the back of the head. The diadem has both a phonetic and a semantic value, standing for the term tecuhtli, lord.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
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Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


gobernantes famosos, nombres de hombres, diademas, coronas

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

Su Feroz Señor

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 784r, 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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