Paol (MH661v)

Paol (MH661v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the complex glyph for the personal name Paol (perhaps “Rubber Dye”) is attested here as a man’s name. It shows an upright, rectangular, white banner (panitl) on a staff, which has the phonetic role of bringing forth the verb “pa” (to dye). The black-filed circle stands for rubber (olli), whose stem is -ol, the second part of the name.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

It is not clear if the translation "Rubber Dye" should be so literal. Perhaps this is a phonetic compound that intends a completely different reading/meaning. For instance, the black ball could translate tapayolli, and the name might be Payol rather than Paol. The "y" before "o" will disappear in some case where the suffix -yotl is meant. Another possibility is that the name is Panol, perhaps "Flag of Rubber" or "Crossing"?

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

juao. paol.

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Paol

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

teñir, hule, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Teñir Hule (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 661v, 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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