nemi (MH503v)

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the element nemi (to go about, to walk around) is a verb that has been carved from the name Icnonemitl. Here, it consists of a bird's eye view of two footprints, heading downward.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Several names in this collection have the component nemitl, and it is typically represented by footprints, which provide the semantic value of the verb nemi (to walk, to go about).

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

footprints, foot prints, footprint, huella, huellas, verb, verbo

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