Olli (MH643r)

Olli (MH643r)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the compound glyph for the personal name Olli ("Rubber" or "Rubber Ball," attested here as a man's name) shows a black rubber (olli) ball framed in such a way as to recall the calendrical day sign olin, movement. The frame consists of double parenthetical lines around the ball, with extensions straight up and straight down, forming something of a quincunx.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The frame for the ball is a phonetic complement. There are many such glyphs, and several of them could be read either olli or olin, given that a final letter n will often drop away, and the letter l in olin will often double. This, it can be anyone’s guess. But here the visual of the ball is stronger than the element that reads olin.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

pedro olli

Gloss Normalization: 

Pedro Olli

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

hule, movimiento, nombres de hombres

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

Hule, o Pelota

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 643r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=368&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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