Olin (MH560v)

Olin (MH560v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Olin (“Movement,” attested here as a man’s name) shows an upright, undulating line. It is reminiscent of a snake or a worm. The undulation suggests movement, which is the meaning of the gloss.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

This representation of the glyph for movement is very different from the norm, which usually involves a quincunx or a quadripartite sign. See examples below.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

luis ollin

Gloss Normalization: 

Luis Olin

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


movimiento, curving, bending, curvado, flexionado

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


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).

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