Nentequitl (MH660r)

Nentequitl (MH660r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Nentequitl (“Labor in Vain”) employs the nenetl (doll, deity image, or woman’s genitals) holding up something in each hand, probably relating to work (tequitl). If so, then this would be a compound glyph. The figurine provides the phonetic syllable "Nen-" (a negative) in the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

peo. nētequitl

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Nentequitl

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

nombres de hombres, deidades, estatuas, muñecas, esculturas, trabajo, sílabo negativo

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

nenet(tl), doll or deity image, or woman’s genitals,
nen, negative syllable, useless or in vain,
tequ(itl), work,

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Trabajo en Vano, o Trabajador Inútil

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 660r, 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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