Nahuatl (MH826r)

Nahuatl (MH826r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Nahuatl is attested here as a man's name. Four speech scrolls emerge from a man's head in profile, looking toward the right. This is not the tribute payer's head, but another one.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Sometimes, signs for the phonetic locative suffix -nahuac (near) involve speech scrolls, which have the value of nahuatl, a near homophone for -nahuac. See examples below. Glyphs in this database, such as this one for just speech alone, are few so far (with 5000+ glyphs studied). The ends of these volutes scroll under.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo navatl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Nahuatl

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wooe

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


nombres de hombres, idiomas, lenguas, sonidos agradables, volutas, hablar

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

nahua(tl), language or pleasant sound,

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 826r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: