Motecuitoti (MH643v)

Motecuitoti (MH643v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Motecuitoti (perhaps "He Was Danced Like a Lord," attested here as a man's name) shows a diadem of the type worn by a lord (tecuhtli). It is triangular, cross-hatched, with a border at the back, and a tied bow. Coming out from below the crown are two legs as though in motion, probably meant to suggest dancing, as tecuitotia means to "dance the dance of the lords." The reflexive pronoun ("mo-") is not obviously shown in the compound.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro motecuitoti

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Motecuitoti

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

señores, bailar, bailes, danzas, diademas

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 

tecuitotia, to dance the dance of the lords,
tecuh(tli), a lord,
itotia, to dance or get someone to dance,
mo-, reflexive prefix, third person,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Bailado Como un Señor (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643v, 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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