Ohuacuauh (MH531r)

Ohuacuauh (MH531r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ohuaquauh ("Cane," attested here as a man’s name) shows two vertical items, the one on the left looks like a piece of rolled paper and the one on the right, being segmented, seems like a cane. But the gloss suggests that the glyph puts together ohuatl, green maize stalk, and cuahuitl, a piece of wood (which can be a walking stick, for instance).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The wrinkles on the man's face--visible in the contextualizing image--would suggest the cane for walking, given his age.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro ovaquauh

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Ohuacuauh

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Number of Parts, Other / Comment: 

The wrinkles could be counted, too, and raise the number of elements to three.

Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

tallo, caña de maíz

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

El Tallo de Maíz, o El Bastón (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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: