nahuatl (MH492r)

nahuatl (MH492r)
Element from a Compound

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element nahuatl (speech, language) has been extracted from the compound, Tozquihua. In that compound, the speech scrolls seem to have been used to provide a phonetic value for the -hua of Tozquihua. But we are including them here as a logogram for nahuatl.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


volutas, idiomas, discursos

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

nahua(tl), speech, language, something that makes an agreeable sound,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 492r, 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).