Moxelo (MH769v)

Moxelo (MH769v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black, white, and red drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Moxelo (perhaps "Divider") is attested here as a man's name. The sign is a small hatchet with a curved, probably wooden, handle and, tied onto it, a triangular red blade. The red may indicate copper. The verb xeloa, which is at the root of this name, refers to dividing, something semantically implied by the hatchet, which can split wood, for instance.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

baplo moxellō

Gloss Normalization: 

Pablo Moxelo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

dividido, cortado en dos, hacha, herramienta, nombres de hombres

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

Dividido (_)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 769v, 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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