Ohuazaca (MH595v)

Ohuazaca (MH595v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Ohuazaca (“Green Maize Stalk-Hay,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of the top of a maize plant, which must represent the Ohua- (green maize stalk, ohuatl) part of the name, and two vertical blades of grass or hay (zacatl). The maize plant appears to have part of the stalk, some leaves, and one ear of corn. The tip of the blade of grass on the left curls somewhat.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

If these two logograms that form the compound are meant to be taken literally is difficult to say. Perhaps they are phonograms that combine to give phonetic indicators for name of some other type of plant.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

gonçalo ovaçaca

Gloss Normalization: 

Gonzalo Ohuazaca

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huexotzinco, Matrícula de (MH)

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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

maize, maíz, fodder, grass, hay, forraje, heno, hierba, plantas, nombres de hombres

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


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 595v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=270&st=image.

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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